Definition of mire noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mire

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈmaɪər//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1an area of deep mud synonym bog
  2. 2 The wheels sank deeper into the mire.
  3. 3(figurative) My name had been dragged through the mire (= my reputation was ruined).
  4. 4(figurative) The government was sinking deeper and deeper into the mire (= getting further into a difficult situation).
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