Definition of quicksand noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkwɪksænd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪksænd//
    [uncountable] (also quicksands [plural]) Coastlines and the sea
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  1. 1deep wet sand that you sink into if you walk on it See related entries: Coastlines and the sea
  2. 2a situation that is dangerous or difficult to escape from
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quicksand