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Definition of quicksand:

  1. Sand easily moved or readily yielding to pressure; especially, a deep mass of loose or moving sand mixed with water, sometimes found at the mouth of a river or along some coasts, and very dangerous, from the difficulty of extricating a person who begins sinking into it.

Synonyms:

clay, trap, grit, dirt, mud, snare, entanglement, dust, tanglement, mh, earth, net, toil, morass, loam, quagmire, swamp, noose, ground, clod, alluvium.

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