- wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.
- an area or stretch of such ground.
- to sink in or as if in a bog (often followed by down): We were bogged down by overwork.
- bog in, Australian Slang. to eat heartily and ravenously.
Origin of bog1
Examples from the Web for bogged
Instead, the military commission proceedings are bogged down in a pre-trial phase, as it has been for the past three years.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start
December 17, 2014
And so even the greatest TV series tend to be bogged down by endless—and endlessly convoluted—second acts.‘True Detective’ Review: You Have to Watch HBO’s Revolutionary Crime Classic
January 11, 2014
And the U.S. too is bogged down in a similar low-grade and low-tech dance.Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to Build an Arsenal of Awe
December 2, 2013
Too much of the show, however, was bogged down by sketches that were underwritten and overlong.Miley Cyrus Twerks Out a Stellar ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Stint
October 6, 2013
However, in trying to cut across a flooded rice field, he and his friends are bogged down.The Chechen Grievance: Tolstoy’s ‘Hadji Murad’ After Boston
April 21, 2013
Our cattle, from poverty, bogged in the river, or perished from hunger.Ranching, Sport and Travel
He was a cautious beast, and this may have arisen from his having been often bogged.
Why, it is all firm about here, and nobody could be bogged unless he got into a hole.
Hugo saw at once that it was a great cause and that it was bogged in the greed of individuals.Gladiator
Nor was this all, for his centre was bogged in the famous marshes of St. Gond.A Short History of the Great War
A. F. Pollard
- wet spongy ground consisting of decomposing vegetation, which ultimately forms peat
- an area of such ground
- a place or thing that prevents or slows progress or improvement
- a slang word for lavatory (def. 1)
- Australian slang the act or an instance of defecating
Word Origin and History for bogged
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.