how to pronounce bog


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bog is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bog in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… brilliance bog or arc between two carbon …”

meanings of bog


  1. Puffery, boastfulness.
  2. Alternative form of bug: a bugbear, monster, or terror.
  3. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.
  4. An area of decayed vegetation (particularly sphagnum moss) which forms a wet spongy ground too soft for walking; a marsh or swamp.
  5. Confusion, difficulty, or any other thing or place that impedes progress in the manner of such areas.
  6. An act or instance of defecation.
  7. Initialism of boots on the ground.
  8. A place to defecate: originally specifically a latrine or outhouse but now used for any toilet.
  9. The acidic soil of such areas, principally composed of peat; marshland, swampland.


  1. To defecate, to void one's bowels.
  2. To cover or spray with excrement.
  3. To be prevented or impeded from making progress, to become stuck.
  4. To prevent or slow someone or something from making progress.
  5. To sink and stick in bogland.
  6. To provoke, to bug.
  7. To sink or submerge someone or something into bogland.
  8. To go away.
  9. To make a mess of something.


  1. Bold; boastful; proud.

bog frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bog occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bog can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bog can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to bog


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