Congress, Specter suggested, can't afford to get bogged down on a judicial nominee.
Instead, the military commission proceedings are bogged down in a pre-trial phase, as it has been for the past three years.
And the U.S. too is bogged down in a similar low-grade and low-tech dance.
They continue to be bogged down with allegations of substandard mental-health care.
Too much of the show, however, was bogged down by sketches that were underwritten and overlong.
But the paths were too narrow and their columns were bogged in the mud.
Will it see me safe through my journey, or leave me bogged in the mire?
Why, it is all firm about here, and nobody could be bogged unless he got into a hole.
You're part human, anyhow, if you did get all bogged up in matrimony.
On reaching the sandhills below where Landa was bogged, I passed some blacks on a flat collecting nardoo seed.
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.