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BOG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bog mean? 

BOG (noun)
  The noun BOG has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: BOG used as a noun is very rare.


BOG (verb)
  The verb BOG has 2 senses:

1. cause to slow down or get stuck
2. get stuck while doing something

  Familiarity information: BOG used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOG (noun)


Sense 1bog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

bog; peat bog

Hypernyms ("bog" is a kind of...):

wetland (a low area where the land is saturated with water)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bog"):

mire; morass; quag; quagmire; slack (a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot)

slough (a hollow filled with mud)


BOG (verb)


Sense 1bog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to slow down or get stuck

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

bog; bog down

Context example:

The vote would bog down the house

Hypernyms (to "bog" is one way to...):

slow; slow down; slow up (cause to proceed more slowly)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2bog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get stuck while doing something

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

bog down; bog

Context example:

She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation

Hypernyms (to "bog" is one way to...):

break; break off; discontinue; stop (prevent completion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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