Bog - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɑːɡ|  American pronunciation of the word bog
Brit.  |bɒɡ|  British pronunciation of the word bog


- wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel


- cause to slow down or get stuck
- get stuck while doing something


He wandered out again, in a perfect bog of uncertainty.

Men who make no conscience of a lie, do yet take some bog at an oath.

The vote would bog down the house

She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bog
he/she/it: bogs
present participle: bogging
past tense: bogged
past participle: bogged
singular: bog
plural: bogs
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