bog down

bog down
phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive]
Word forms "bog down":
present tense I/you/we/they bog down he/she/it bogs down present participle bogging down past tense bogged down past participle bogged down
1) be/get bogged down to be or become so involved with one particular thing that you cannot make any progress
bog down in/with:

Try not to get bogged down in unnecessary detail.

The meeting got bogged down with disputes about who was going to do what.

2) to be or become stuck in soft wet ground

English dictionary. 2014.

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