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BOG DOWN (bogged down, bogging down, bogs down)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bog down mean? 

BOG DOWN (verb)
  The verb BOG DOWN has 4 senses:

1. get stuck while doing something
2. cause to get stuck as if in a mire
3. be unable to move further
4. cause to slow down or get stuck

  Familiarity information: BOG DOWN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOG DOWN (verb)


Sense 1bog down [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 down" is one way to...):

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

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2bog down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to get stuck as if in a mire

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bog down; mire

Context example:

The mud mired our cart

Cause:

bog down; get stuck; grind to a halt; mire (be unable to move further)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3bog down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be unable to move further

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

grind to a halt; get stuck; bog down; mire

Context example:

The car bogged down in the sand

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

stand still (remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4bog down [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 down" is one way to...):

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

Sentence frames:

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


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