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4 definitions found
 for Bog
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bog \Bog\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bogged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Bogging.]
     To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to
     sink and stick, as in mud and mire.
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           At another time, he was bogged up to the middle in the
           slough of Lochend.                       --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  bog \bog\ (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf.
     Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.]
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     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.
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              Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit,
              Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.
                                                    --R. Jago.
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     2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and
        grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.]
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     Bog bean. See Buck bean.
  
     Bog bumper (bump, to make a loud noise), Bog blitter,
     Bog bluiter, Bog jumper, the bittern. [Prov.]
  
     Bog butter, a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found
        in the peat bogs of Ireland.
  
     Bog earth (Min.), a soil composed for the most part of
        silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber. --P. Cyc.
  
     Bog moss. (Bot.) Same as Sphagnum.
  
     Bog myrtle (Bot.), the sweet gale.
  
     Bog ore. (Min.)
        (a) An ore of iron found in boggy or swampy land; a
            variety of brown iron ore, or limonite.
        (b) Bog manganese, the hydrated peroxide of manganese.
  
     Bog rush (Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.
  
     Bog spavin. See under Spavin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bog
      n 1: 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 [syn: bog, peat
           bog]
      v 1: cause to slow down or get stuck; "The vote would bog down
           the house" [syn: bog down, bog]
      2: get stuck while doing something; "She bogged down many times
         while she wrote her dissertation" [syn: bog down, bog]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "bog":
     baygall, bemire, bog down, bottom, bottomland, bottoms,
     buffalo wallow, cesspool, cloaca, cloaca maxima, drain, dump,
     everglade, fen, fenland, garbage dump, glade, hog wallow, holm,
     marais, marish, marsh, marshland, meadow, mere, mire, moor,
     moorland, morass, moss, mud, mud flat, peat bog, quag, quagmire,
     quicksand, salt marsh, septic tank, sewer, sink, sink in,
     slob land, slough, sough, stodge, sump, swale, swamp, swampland,
     taiga, wallow, wash
  
  

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