This truck could get stuck in the mire.
- Mire is defined as wet and soggy ground.
An example of a mire is a bog.
- Mire is to get stuck in something as if you were in mud.
An example of to mire is to get your car stuck in very muddy ground.
- an area of wet, soggy ground; bog
- deep mud; wet, soggy earth; slush
Origin of mireMiddle English from Old Norse myrr, akin to mosi, moss
transitive verbmired, mir′ing
- to cause to get stuck in or as in mire
- to soil or splatter with mud or dirt
- An area of wet, soggy, muddy ground; a bog.
- Deep slimy soil or mud.
- A disadvantageous or difficult condition or situation: the mire of poverty.
verbmired, mir·ing, mires
- a. To cause to sink or become stuck in mire.b. To hinder, entrap, or entangle.
- To soil with mud or mire.
Origin of mireMiddle English from Old Norse mérr bog
(third-person singular simple present mires, present participle miring, simple past and past participle mired)
- To weigh down.
- To cause or permit to become stuck in mud; to plunge or fix in mud.
- to mire a horse or wagon
- To soil with mud or foul matter.
From Old Norse mÃ½rr, from Proto-Germanic *miuzijÅ, whence also Swedish myr, Icelandic mÃ½ri, Dutch *mier (in placenames, for example Mierlo). Related to Proto-Germanic *meusÄ…, whence Old English mÄ“os, and Proto-Germanic *musÄ…, whence Old English mos (English moss).
- (obsolete) An ant.
Perhaps related to Middle Dutch miere (Dutch mier). Cognate with Old Norse maurr, Danish myre. All probably from Proto-Indo-European *morwi (“ant")