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Adjective: mired  mI(-u)rd
  1. Entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire
    "brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion";
    - involved
Verb: mire  mI(-u)r
  1. Entrap
    "Our people should not be mired in the past";
    - entangle
  2. Cause to get stuck as if in a mire
    "The mud mired our cart";
    - bog down
  3. Be unable to move further
    "The car mired in the sand";
    - grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down
  4. Soil with mud, muck, or mire
    "The child mired up his shirt while playing ball in the garden";
    - muck, mud, muck up

See also: encumbered

Type of: begrime, bemire [archaic], colly [archaic], dirty, grime, involve, soil, stand still

Encyclopedia: Mired