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  Dictionary Definition of bogs

bog [1]
noun
1. wet, spongy ground, with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.
2. an area or stretch of such ground.
-- verb ( bogged, bogging )
-- verb (t)
3. to sink in or as in a bog.
4. WA. to shovel (ore, mullock, etc.), especially underground.
-- verb (i)
5. to sink in a bog.
-- phrase
6. bog down, a. to impede the progress of (someone) especially by creating innumerable small difficulties and restraints. b. to be prevented from progressing, as from or as if from sinking in mud.
7. bog in, Colloquial a. to eat voraciously. b. to attack a task vigorously: If we all bog in, it will be done quickly.
[Irish or Gaelic: soft]
-- boggish, adjective -- boggy, adjective