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  1. (noun) An area having a wet, spongy, acidic substrate composed chiefly of sphagnum moss and peat in which characteristic shrubs and herbs and sometimes trees usually grow.
  2. (noun) Any of certain other wetland areas, such as a fen, having a peat substrate. Also called peat bog.
  3. (noun) An area of soft, naturally waterlogged ground.
  4. (verb-transitive) To cause to sink in or as if in a bog: We worried that the heavy rain across the prairie would soon bog our car. Don't bog me down in this mass of detail.
  5. (verb-intransitive) To be hindered and slowed.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. "Book" is also derived from the Danish word bog, the bark of the beech. - Forty Centuries of Ink
  2. The peat-bog is formed of Juncus effusus with Spagnum rugegense. - Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
  3. The student bog is appropriate because it lets students express themselves and teach other students things. - Literacy News – 51th Edition « News « Literacy News
  4. Ermm I will probably be in a boX when this happens, although bog is probably appropriate for me. on October 19, 2007 at 1: 35 pm | Reply Deborah Parr - Monday morning, five nineteen. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  5. "How about that, Josh; wouldn't you call a bog a swamp, too?" asked - The Boy Scouts of Lenox


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