bog down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bog down get stuck while doing something "She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
    • v bog down cause to slow down or get stuck "The vote would bog down the house"
    • v bog down be unable to move further "The car bogged down in the sand"
    • v bog down cause to get stuck as if in a mire "The mud mired our cart"
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Quotations

  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.”

Usage

In literature:

Manuel threw himself from his horse, but he had waited almost too long, and the bog began to draw him down.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Then the boy wandered far and wide, over moor and bog, and gathered rare plants and herbs, and laid them down near the hermit's cell.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The party lay down on the ground, and crawled on the edge of the bog, till they obtained a fair view of the rebels.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
Paul is in the bog, and it is sucking him down.
"Paul the Courageous" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Smith led him to the edge of the bog, knelt down, drew aside a branch of witch-hopple.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
But I has some reason to believe that if you don't hist your hoofs out'n that mud-hole, you'll bog down.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
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
But everything bogged down when it came to color.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
One day I was picking my way down the bogs and marshes of Forest Canyon.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
And if you don't know where they live, find out; and if you bog them mules down I'll skin you alive, big as you are.
"Gold" by Stewart White
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In poetry:

Such was the mother
The foal's hide was brown,
All fleecy and curly,
And soft like bog-down;
"Asses" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Fiscal cliff' talks bogged down by dispute over cost of retirement programs.
Especially when you're bogged down by dull or difficult tasks.
You need a green vegetable to give the thing a healthy kick and to keep it from getting bogged down in starchy richness.
Federal government bogs down process.
Xfce Looks Good Without Overhead That Can Bog Down the Alternatives.
The Perfect Game ,' based on the true story of Little League underdogs playing in a World Series, gets bogged down in sentimentality.
With the Iraq war ending and an Afghanistan exit in sight, the Marine Corps is beginning a historic shift — a return to its roots as a seafaring force that will get smaller, lighter and, it hopes, less bogged down in land wars.
With the economy bogged down in a recession and job losses at the highest levels in decades, spooked consumers are no doubt learning to live on less—less money, less credit and less frivolity.
This way, your photos stay private and you're not bogging down anyone's newsfeed with a new picture every 18 seconds.
This medium-range system handles many open apps with ease, but can still be bogged down by too many processes .
The old Evinrude gallantly pushed us upriver with the front of the boat bogged down by Joe's considerable bulk.
Their presence has disrupted the regime 's ability to send supplies and reinforcements to Aleppo, where regime forces are bogged down in a bloody fight for control of the country's largest city.
"Sooner or later," the author of "The Catcher in the Rye" predicted, "I'll bog down, perhaps disappear entirely, in my own methods, locutions and mannerisms.
Naples Island seawall restoration bogs down in red tape.
Bogged down by rainy conditions and overrun by an aggressive, active opponent, the Oxnard College men's soccer team crashed out of the Southern California regional playoffs Saturday afternoon at the Condors' Nest.
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In science:

This allows us to get more quickly to the main ideas of the paper without getting bogged down in semigroup theory.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
This is fine as long as we have some external set theory with which to define a 2-category CAT of large enough categories. 19This is not quite true; I am omitting some details in an attempt to give the flavor of the sub ject without getting bogged down.
Set theory for category theory
Some solutions are so complex that present day symbolic manipulation programs quickly bog down. (For specific symbolic computations we have used a vanilla installation of Maple.) To summarize the situation we present several tables and diagrams.
Generating perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
Within one page he was forced to retract from this promising start to get bogged down in the murky area of “domain-ordered relations” versus “domain-unordered relationships”.
Set-Theoretic Preliminaries for Computer Scientists
The solution of almost any field theory requires approximations which rely on the mastery of complicated expressions such that it is easy to get bogged down in technical details.
The zero-dimensional O(N) vector model as a benchmark for perturbation theory, the large-N expansion and the functional renormalization group
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