verb (used with or without object), bogged, bog·ging.
Origin of bog1
noun Usually bogs. British Slang.
Origin of bog2
Examples from the Web for bog
The aerial shots were so sharp they could see every bog hole.
The Consumer Financial Protection Agency can bog down any other agency by encumbering agency rules or policies.
Intermittent, torrential rain showers turned the rutted, cratered road into a bog of red mud.
A bog or swamp is a most disagreeable place in which to be caught, and calls for calmness to get out without a wetting or fall.How Women Should Ride|C. De Hurst
But already Larry had taken his leave, and she could see him as he flitted across the bog to catch her by some short cut.Lord Kilgobbin|Charles Lever
The bog is first levelled, the projecting part being cut into squares of turf, and the soil then burnt and sown with corn.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.|Hermann Pckler-Muskau
She would have lain on the ground if it had been a bog instead of dry turf until the ice fit of despair had passed.A Devotee|Mary Cholmondeley
Through the uncurtained glass, Bog could see her hands weaving music with the keys, and almost fancy he could hear it.Round the Block|John Bell Bouton
Word Origin for bog
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.