/'kwægmaɪə(r), also kwɒg-; `kwæg,maɪr, kwɑˇ-/
n area of soft wet ground; bog or marsh 泥沼; 泥塘; 沼泽
*(fig 比喻) The heavy rain had turned the pitch into a quagmire. 大雨滂沱, 球场变成了泥沼.
n [C usually singular]
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: quag 'soft wet ground' (16-20 centuries) (perhaps from quag 'to shake' (17-19 centuries)) + mire]
an area of soft wet muddy ground
In the rainy season the roads become a quagmire.
a difficult or complicated situation
The Balkan situation became a political and military quagmire.
1. The heavy rain had turned the pitch into a quagmire. 大雨滂沱, 球场变成了泥沼.