Definition of mire :
1. An ant.
2. Deep mud; wet, spongy earth.
3. To cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon.
4. To soil with mud or foul matter.
5. To stick in mire.
mat, fumble, blow, mush, pigswill, grind to a halt, fluff, quag, dry, slump, mess up, pigwash, bollocks, bodge, wetland, slime, sludge, foul up, screw up, spoil, louse up, treacle, bumble, mud, slack, bemire, manure, get stuck, flub, falling off, botch, muck, slops, muddy, bollix, marshland, drop-off, bollix up, bobble, bog down, bungle, muck up, slush, clean, mishandle, muff, slough, falloff, botch up, bollocks up, ball up, slackness, slack water, glop, muskeg, slop, swill
hell (part of speech: noun)
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
disadvantage, blockade, blockage, bafflement, complication, entrapment, damper, impediment, constraint, deterrent, impedance, encumbrance, hurdle, frustration, inhibition, congestion, restriction, impasse, restraint, interruption, entanglement, resistance, hindrance, opposition, constipation, obstruction, drawback, barrier, stoppage, obstacle
marsh (part of speech: noun)
hinder (part of speech: verb)
cripple, block, thwart, burden, counter, congest, delay, oppose, baffle, impede, curb, snarl, obstruct, frustrate, crimp, entrap, dam, fetter, constipate, jam, hamper, constrain, complicate, deter, entangle, tangle, clog, snag, paralyze, stop, brake, hamstring, detain, resist, restrain, handicap, stay, bung, foul, bar, impair, bottleneck, choke, interrupt, plug, drag, check, hinder, cramp, restrict, encumber, catch, inhibit
- Their brother men press them back into the mire, and tread them down in it. - "A Second Coming", Richard Marsh.
- The Wanyamwezi donkeys stuck in the mire as if they were rooted to it. - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
- Meantime he'd been there a couple of years, into the mire and out again, and he'd had time to be married to Rose, and she'd had time to leave him." - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.