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.
See bog in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Gael & Ir bog, soft, moist (> Ir bogach, a bog) < IE *bhugh- < base *bheugh-, to bend > bow
See bog in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Irish Gaelic bogach
Origin: , from bog, soft; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.
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