quagmire


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quagmire

a soft wet area of land that gives way under the feet; bog

quagmire

[′kwäg‚mīr]
(ecology)
bog
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Sometimes they are little lakes, again but tiny pools, and often mere quagmires of mud, as was this one overgrown with lush grasses which effectually hid its treacherous identity.
But the scenes were not in any way on the scale of last year's problems, when tractors had to be used to pull vehicles out of the quagmire that developed in the field where the temporary car park had been set up near to Porthmadog football club.
The battlefield in Belgium was turned into a hellish quagmire of mud and shell craters as the fighting went on during the summer and autumn of 1917.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has succeeded to steer the country out of quagmire and put it on path of development.
Summary: The quagmire of violence in Syria intensifies by the day.
Rock fans at the Download Festival in Castle Donington - headlined tonight by Brummies Black Sabbath - found the site turned into a muddy quagmire.
Summary: Has the quagmire between Baghdad and Erbil ended after Haider Al Abadi took the prime ministerial position?
The quagmire of violence is spreading in this geography.
US involvement in Vietnam in the 1960s and the 1970s, and the involvement of the defunct USSR in Afghanistan in the 1980s have become, in the political lexicon, metaphors for a quagmire.
After Meg's surprise 18th Birthday Party only draws in one guest - their neighbor Quagmire - the young lady soon finds herself embarking on a relationship with the man.
THE Government's plan to introduce a "pasty tax" has created "a quagmire of confusion and worry" for businesses, according to a Conservative MP who sits on the Commons committee which scrutinises the Budget.
Patrick Clawson speculates about whether the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad--if indeed it happens--would be a strategic opportunity or quagmire for Syrian and Middle East security.