mire mire  /ˈmaɪr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  2. (n) deep soft mud in water or slush
  3. (n) a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
  4. (v) entrap
  5. (v) cause to get stuck as if in a mire
  6. (v) be unable to move further
  7. (v) soil with mud, muck, or mire

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Usage(s):

  1. That night too, less than 500 yards from Junon, the Communist infantrymen burrowed close in through the mire.
  2. Chicago's mayoral race goes down to the wire, and the mire There may be other issues in the Chicago election in addition to the fact that Democrat Harold Washington, 60,.

News

  1. Lafayette school board to begin bus driver Mire's disciplinary process

    The disciplinary process for a Lafayette school bus driver who has been on paid leave for nearly four years will begin tomorrow when the Lafayette Parish School Board sets a time for his tenure hearing. Kenny Mire, who allegedly drove his school bus route a few hours after he was arrested for OWI, will be the topic of one of two potential executive sessions about bus drivers slated for a special ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  2. Israel Toughens Laws Against Anti-Palestinian Vandals

    Israel approved new measures on Sunday against Jewish ultranationalists who vandalise Palestinian property in a drive to mire security forces in sectarian violence in the occupied West Bank. Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Forward

  3. Israel toughens law against anti-Palestinian vandals

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel approved new measures on Sunday against Jewish ultranationalists who vandalise Palestinian property in a drive to mire security forces in sectarian violence in the occupied West Bank. Saying they sought to avenge attacks on Jewish settlers, the vandals have torched and spray-painted Palestinian mosques and cars and chopped olive trees in so-called "Price Tag" raids ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Mr Brown had claimed previously to have ended boom and bust, but Mr Salmond said today that the "country that had eliminated boom and bust" was now "expected to tumble into the economic mire".
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Alex Salmond Source: Scotsman

  2. As Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in his dissent on the Chicago ruling, "Today's decision invites an avalanche of litigation that could mire the federal courts in fine-grained determinations about which state and local regulations survive."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: The Patriot Ledger

  3. "It wasn't a mire like it was Monday night, or a rice paddy field," Steelers left tackle Max Starks said. "It was a lot more substantial and stable, a little bit better footing."
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Max Starks Source: USA Today

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