bog down something

bog down something
bog down (someone/something) to cause someone or something to stop developing or moving forward.

The film bogs down after a really great beginning.

Etymology: based on the idea of being trapped in a bog (= area of soft, wet earth)

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  • bog down — verb 1. get stuck while doing something (Freq. 1) She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation • Syn: ↑bog • Hypernyms: ↑break, ↑break off, ↑discontinue, ↑stop …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog down someone — bog down (someone/something) to cause someone or something to stop developing or moving forward. The film bogs down after a really great beginning. Etymology: based on the idea of being trapped in a bog (= area of soft, wet earth) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bog down — (someone/something) to cause someone or something to stop developing or moving forward. The film bogs down after a really great beginning. Etymology: based on the idea of being trapped in a bog (= area of soft, wet earth) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bog down — PHR V ERG If a plan or process bogs down or if something bogs it down, it is delayed and no progress is made. → See also bogged down [V n P] We intended from the very beginning to bog the prosecution down over who did this... [V P] The talks have …   English dictionary

  • bog someone/something down — MIRE, stick, entangle, ensnare, embroil; hamper, hinder, impede, delay, stall, detain; swamp, overwhelm. → bog …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog someone/something down — Syn: mire, stick, entangle, ensnare, embroil, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct, swamp, overwhelm …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • bog — bog1 [bɔg US ba:g, bo:g] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Scottish Gaelic; Origin: bogach, from bog soft ] 1.) [U and C] an area of low wet muddy ground, sometimes containing bushes or grasses →↑marsh, swamp ↑swamp 2.) BrE informal a toilet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bog — noun Syn: marsh, swamp, mire, quagmire, morass, slough, fen, wetland Phrases: bog someone/something down …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • slow down — verb 1. lose velocity; move more slowly (Freq. 5) The car decelerated • Syn: ↑decelerate, ↑slow, ↑slow up, ↑retard • Ant: ↑accelerate ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog something down (in something) — …   Useful english dictionary

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