Intermittent, torrential rain showers turned the rutted, cratered road into a bog of red mud.
The Consumer Financial Protection Agency can bog down any other agency by encumbering agency rules or policies.
The aerial shots were so sharp they could see every bog hole.
The portage was somewhat difficult, being over a high bank, across a rocky road, and down through a stretch of bog.
“No, no; you men will be letting me down in the middle of a bog,” she exclaimed.
The engineer himself was declared to have been swallowed up in the Serbonian bog; and “railways were at an end for ever!”
It is not pleasant to be held up twenty-four hours in the middle of a bog.
"I am going to school again, bog," said the young girl, hastening to change the subject of conversation.
I was stuck in a bog for five weeks, rain pouring the whole time.
At that distance, she looked to bog like a perfectly respectable woman, with a sharp eye to business.
c.1500, from Gaelic and Irish bogach "bog," from adjective bog "soft, moist," from PIE *bhugh-, from root *bheugh- "to bend" (see bow (v.)). Bog-trotter applied to the wild Irish from 1670s.
"to sink (something or someone) in a bog," c.1600, from bog (n.). Intransitive use from c.1800. Related: Bogged; bogging.
An area of wet, spongy ground consisting mainly of decayed or decaying peat moss (sphagnum) and other vegetation. Bogs form as the dead vegetation sinks to the bottom of a lake or pond, where it decays slowly to form peat. Peat bogs are important to global ecology, since the undecayed peat moss stores large amounts of carbon that would otherwise be released back into the atmosphere. Global warming may accelerate decay in peat bogs and release more carbon dioxide, which in turn may cause further warming.