The definition of a bog is small marsh with wet ground made up of decaying plants, usually moss.noun
An example of a bog is a quaking bog, or a bog that is sturdy enough for walking but causes things to sway when you move on it.
To bog is to sink, slow or become stuck, usually to "bog down."verb
An example of bog down is to have lots of stress about studying for an upcoming exam.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: < Gael & Ir bog, soft, moist (> Ir bogach, a bog) < IE *bhugh- < base *bheugh-, to bend > bow
- boggy adjective
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- a. 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.b. Any of certain other wetland areas, such as a fen, having a peat substrate. Also called peat bog.
- An area of soft, naturally waterlogged ground.
Origin: Irish Gaelic bogach, from bog, soft; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.
- bogˈgi·ness noun
- bogˈgy adjective
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