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1. entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire;
- Example: "the difficulties in which the question is involved"
- Example: "brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion"
[syn: involved, mired]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mire \Mire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mired (m[imac]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Miring.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To stick or entangle; to involve in difficulties; -- often used in the passive or predicate form; as, we got mired in bureaucratic red tape and it took years longer than planned. [PJC] 3. To soil with mud or foul matter. [1913 Webster] Smirched thus and mired with infamy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]