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bog down

To slow down or burden someone or something. (A bog is an area of wet, muddy ground that it is difficult to walk through.) Don't bog down your brother with more suggestions—his paper is due tomorrow, so he needs to commit to a topic and just write about it! We were hoping to open the restaurant by the holidays, but we've gotten bogged down with regulations and permits.
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bogged down

Burdened or impeded by something. (A bog is an area of wet, muddy land that it is difficult to walk through.) Try not to get bogged down in the details of this project—we're looking for speed more than accuracy.
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bog down

to become encumbered and slow. (As if one were walking through a bog and getting stuck in the mud. Often preceded by a form of get.) The process bogged down and almost stopped. The truck got bogged down in the mud soon after it started.
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*bogged down

stuck; prevented from making progress. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; become ~.) The students became bogged down with the algebra problems. The Smiths really got bogged down in decorating their house.
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bog down

Become stuck, be unable to progress, as in Their research bogged down because they lacked the laboratory expertise. This expression transfers sinking into the mud of a swamp to being hampered or halted. [First half of 1900s]
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Or you would have if the movie wasn't bogging down every couple of scenes to explain reams of arcane exposition.
From chip choices and controller interfaces to host applications, hosting, device drivers and more, clear-cut explanations and examples keep this weighty reference from bogging down, even for those not as advanced in programming or assembly.
Without the accounting profession's aid the intricate procedures for procurement of war material, price control, war taxation, renegotiation and termination of war contracts would hardly have been possible; nor could the civilian economy have kept from bogging down in the maze of record-keeping and reporting requirements imposed upon it.
The manager in charge told me that the first two weeks went pretty well, then they started bogging down.
We appreciate Morongo Casino's due-diligence and know, with a very busy casino, they require analysis delivery quickly without bogging down their information systems.
In Ventura County, normally considered one of the safest counties in the nation, the increased number of homicides is bogging down police and prosecutors alike.
We rely on a very robust and end-user-friendly ERP reporting tool that was bogging down because of hardware limitations as the number of users, and the volume of ERP data being analyzed, increased over time," said Jim McMasters, Tandy Brands' senior vice president of IT.
Traffic signals blamed for bogging down traffic and forcing drivers to use neighborhood side streets will undergo a $37,000 fix to readjust their timing, officials said Thursday.
We appreciate Coushatta's due-diligence and know with 2800 machines, they require analysis delivery quickly without bogging down the slot system.
By handling these issues at the appropriate stage in the development process we avoided bogging down the physical design team unnecessarily and were able to meet our tight schedule.
IT needs tools that provide actionable information about the infrastructure, like which servers, method calls, and SQL queries are bogging down page response times.
As network traffic based on XML increases, IT data center administrators and developers are quickly realizing that the operational inefficiencies of XML are bogging down their general-purpose hardware and software, according to ZapThink's latest report, "High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML.