verb (used with or without object), bogged, bog·ging.
Origin of bog1
Examples from the Web for bogging
At Christianity Today, Peter Chin claims Christians should preach peace instead of bogging down in the particulars of race.
"I'm bogging," replied Satin quietly without changing position.
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|John Forrest
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
It is too wet to move to-day; the horses are bogging up to their knees.Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart|John McDouall Stuart
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
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.