[b_ˈɒ_ɡ], [bˈɒɡ], [bˈɒɡ]

Definitions of bog:

  1.   A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass.
  2.   Wet and spongy ground; marsh; morass.
  3.   Soft ground: a marsh or quagmire.
  4.   A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.
  5.   Bogging.
  6.   cause to slow down or get stuck; " The vote would bog down the house"
  7.   A tract of wet, spongy ground, composed of decayed and decaying vegetable matter; a quagmire; marsh; morass.
  8.   To sink or submerge in a marsh.
  9.   To sink or stick in a bog.
  10.   A deep soft marsh; a tract of land, consisting of decayed vegetable matter, rendered soft by water.
  11.   To whelm of plunge, as in mud and mire.
  12.   get stuck while doing something; " She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
  13.   Bogged.
  14.   A marsh; a quagmire.
  15.   wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
  16.   To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire.
  17.   A marsh or quagmire.
  18.   BOGGY.

Antonyms for bog:

disencumber, relieve, divest, unburden, rid, disburden.

Quotes for bog:

  1. An attempt to write nothing but characterization will soon bog down; I for one don't want to have somebody tell me about someone else. – Daniel Keys Moran
  2. Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again. – Beatrix Potter

Usage examples for bog:

  1. You know the world, old fellow:- Brighton, Richmond, visits to a friend as deep in the bog – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. One side of the meadow ran down to a bog filled with reeds, and on the other side was a gloomy wood. ” – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  3. My shepherd's cottage was four miles from the little- travelled road to Dalmellington; long bad miles they were, across bog and heather. ” – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  4. He knows I don't want mere bog cattle. ” – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. Of all the hundreds of acres of mountain that my father had, there isn't as much as one patch of bog left that I could cut a sod of turf in! ” – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  6. If buried too deeply, or put into a heavy soil, especially if in large quantity, it does not decay, but remains wet, and tends to make a bog of the field itself. ” – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  7. In many parts half bog it was quite impracticable for heavy- armed soldiers, and hence it offered a refuge to bands of patriots from all the neighbouring districts when worsted by the Normans. ” – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  8. The first move was to search the river bank for the brown bog iron ore which he believed he had seen from the farther side. ” – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  9. From the Bog House at Pancras- Wells. ” – The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1 by Samuel Johnson [AKA Hurlo Thrumbo] Commentator: George R. Guffey
  10. “ " And our good nest would be lost," said the old female stork; " but thou thinkest less of that than of these feather things and thy bog princess. ” – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  11. Twice we stepped into patches of bog and once my horse saved himself by a hair from going head forward into a gravel pit. ” – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  12. However, we were most fortunate in having no loss with the camels, for a camel in a bog is the most helpless creature imaginable. ” – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  13. It was just the same when I told you to sow in the bog and then on the hill. ” – The First Distiller by Leo Tolstoy
  14. The going for the horses was hard at all times, but worst perhaps where the dam of a slide had checked the natural drainage and formed a bottomless bog too large for the trail to avoid. ” – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  15. The horses stick in the bog – The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge) by Unknown
  16. Would you like to talk about peat- bog fossils? ” – Little Eve Edgarton by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  17. “ To attempt to estimate the numerical strength of these classes as a whole would land one in a bewildering bog of guesses. ” – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  18. “ I know there's no bog worth speaking of- the Hause is a regular tourist track. ” – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  19. The little creature dashed off like a rabbit into the bog – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  20. Present day bog deposits are known in some cases to have a thickness of forty feet. ” – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith

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