- 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
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Examples from the Web for bogging
Contemporary Examples of bogging
At Christianity Today, Peter Chin claims Christians should preach peace instead of bogging down in the particulars of race.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Historical Examples of bogging
Also washed the mud off the horses, who appear to be doing well, and fast recovering from the effects of the bogging.Explorations in Australia
I was assigned to direct traffic and keep traffic from bogging down in front of the city hall entrance.Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Agriculture and industry were bogging down and limiting commerce in England, and many wanted a new livelihood.The Pocahontas-John Smith Story
Pocahontas Wight Edmunds
The terms of defeat or victory, according to their application, were called sacking and bogging.The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh
"I'm bogging," replied Satin quietly without changing position.
- Scot informal filthy; covered in dirt and grime
- 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 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.
- 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.