bog down, to get bogged down

{v. phr.}, {mostly intransitive or passive} 1. To stop progressing; to slow to a halt. * /Work on the new building bogged down, because the contractor didn't deliver the needed concrete blocks./ 2. To become entangled with a variety of obstacles making your efforts unproductive or unsatisfying. * /The novelist wrote tittle last summer because she got bogged down in housework./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • bog down — {v. phr.} To be immobilized in mud, snow, etc.; slow down. * /Our research got bogged down for a lack of appropriate funding./ * /Don t get bogged down in too much detail when you write an action story./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bog down — {v. phr.} To be immobilized in mud, snow, etc.; slow down. * /Our research got bogged down for a lack of appropriate funding./ * /Don t get bogged down in too much detail when you write an action story./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bog down — verb 1. get stuck while doing something (Freq. 1) She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation • Syn: ↑bog • Hypernyms: ↑break, ↑break off, ↑discontinue, ↑stop …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog down — phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms bog down : present tense I/you/we/they bog down he/she/it bogs down present participle bogging down past tense bogged down past participle bogged down 1) be/get bogged down to be or become so… …   English dictionary

  • bog\ down — v. phr. To be immobilized in mud, snow, etc.; slow down. Our research got bogged down for a lack of appropriate funding. Don t get bogged down in too much detail when you write an action story …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bog down, to get bogged down — {v. phr.}, {mostly intransitive or passive} 1. To stop progressing; to slow to a halt. * /Work on the new building bogged down, because the contractor didn t deliver the needed concrete blocks./ 2. To become entangled with a variety of obstacles… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bog\ down,\ to\ get\ bogged\ down — v. phr. mostly intransitive or passive 1. To stop progressing; to slow to a halt. Work on the new building bogged down, because the contractor didn t deliver the needed concrete blocks. 2. To become entangled with a variety of obstacles making… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bog — [bɒg] noun I 1) [C/U] an area of ground that is always very wet and soft 2) [C] British informal a toilet II verb bog [bɒg] be/get bogged down (in sth) to be or become so involved with one particular thing that you cannot make any progress[/ex]… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bog — bog1 [bɔg US ba:g, bo:g] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Scottish Gaelic; Origin: bogach, from bog soft ] 1.) [U and C] an area of low wet muddy ground, sometimes containing bushes or grasses →↑marsh, swamp ↑swamp 2.) BrE informal a toilet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • get stuck — verb be unable to move further The car bogged down in the sand • Syn: ↑grind to a halt, ↑bog down, ↑mire • Derivationally related forms: ↑mire (for: ↑mire) …   Useful english dictionary


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