bogged down

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bogged down

  1. past tense of bog down


bogged down (not comparable)

  1. Stuck, as if in a bog.
    • 1922, The Southwestern Reporter
      It was Mr. Womble that tied the rope to the car that was bogged down, and I was the one that tied the other end of it to the end of the truck...
  2. (idiomatic, figuratively) Stuck; mired, as in detail, difficulty; delayed or made slower.
    • 2003, Patrick W O'Carroll et al, Public Health Informatics and Information Systems
      However, if the project manager has a sense that the project is getting bogged down, there is one additional strategy that can be employed...