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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: myrr

mire

noun
     
Related topics: Nature
mire [uncountable] literary
1DN deep mud:
The wheels got stuck in the mire.
2

the mire

a bad or difficult situation that you cannot seem to escape from [= quagmire]:
The Party sank deeper into the mire of conflict.
3

drag somebody's name through the mire

to say bad things about someone in public, so that other people have a bad opinion of them

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