verb (used with object), mired, mir·ing.
verb (used without object), mired, mir·ing.
Origin of mire
Related Words for miringquagmire, entangle, implicate, embroil, ensnare, involve, flounder, enmesh, stick, tangle, trap, goo, swamp, fen, dirt, slime, mud, marsh, ooze, moss
Examples from the Web for miring
Historical Examples of miring
We found many wet places but no signs of swamps, nor danger of miring.William Clayton's Journal
It didn't seem at all necessary to harrow her with the story of Ingerson's miring in the drink demoniac's morass.Pirates' Hope
For, beyond watching the river to keep the cattle from miring in the mud lately released from frost grip, there was nothing to do.Rowdy of the Cross L
B.M. Sinclair, AKA B.M. Bower
Canello was so afraid of miring in the soft ground that it was hard to get him across some places that seemed quite innocent.A-Birding on a Bronco
Florence A. Merriam
Word Origin for mire
c.1300, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse myrr "bog, swamp"), from Proto-Germanic *miuzja- (cf. Old English mos "bog, marsh"), from PIE *meus- "damp" (see moss).
c.1400, in figurative sense of "to involve in difficulties," from mire (n.). Literal sense is from 1550s. Related: Mired; miring.