Definition of "Mire" :
noun: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
noun: a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
"The country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president."
noun: deep soft mud in water or slush
verb: soil with mud, muck, or mire
verb: be unable to move further
verb: cause to get stuck as if in a mire
"The mud mired our cart."
"Our people should not be mired in the past."