Definition of 'mire'
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A raft of ill-judged takeovers had left the company mired in debt and in need of a shake-up. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Now he says he is mired in debt and unsure what the future holds. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Building projects across the country have been mired in delays and cost increases. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some had been mired in controversy in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There will be no more mire and muck to sink into. Christianity Today (2000)Other major economies are still in the mire. The Sun (2015)They are supposed to perform this well only when deep in the relegation mire. Times, Sunday Times (2012)How far has any country mired in debt already surrendered chunks of its political independence? Times, Sunday Times (2010)But from the outset this drive has been mired in controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Critics have argued that the money would be better spent on helping those mired in chronic poverty on the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is hard for people who are personally solvent to absorb the idea that the country is mired in debt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The victor will inherit a country still mired in war and soon to be without the assistance of foreign combat troops. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The company is now mired in shame, scandal and share price disaster. The Sun (2014)Instead this victory pushed the Eagles deeper into the mire. The Sun (2010)It was also a result that shoved Norwich firmly into the relegation mire. The Sun (2013)The 47-year-old writer found himself in the mire again last week when something else from his past came back to haunt him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To persist might lead him deeper into the mire; to abandon his chosen course would mean admitting that he had wasted his opportunities. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)Meanwhile British politics remained fiercely partisan, with the country mired in an economic quagmire. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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