Quagmire - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkwæɡmaɪər|  American pronunciation of the word quagmire
Brit.  |ˈkwaɡmʌɪə|  British pronunciation of the word quagmire

noun

- a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot (syn: mire, morass, quag, slack)

Examples

...a protracted custody dispute that became a judicial quagmire...

In the rainy season the roads become a quagmire.

The Balkan situation became a political and military quagmire.

Word forms

noun
singular: quagmire
plural: quagmires
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