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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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Bad days will see intermittent stops and occasional bog downs. In some stations, the platform is short so commuters have to literally jump out to the ground.
With all of these couple of hundred drives on a Fibre Channel loop, when you interrupt the loop to do an addition, you basically still have access but you sort of cause things to bog down. And, again, customers don't want to have to wait until the wee hours of the morning to do capacity expansions and those sorts of things, so by having a switched backend architecture, you can be assured that you can add capacity on the fly, in real time, without any degradation to your application.
It will probably not be only non-Germanists who bog down in three middle chapters of the book where Newman analyzes at length and in (too) much detail the function of the text as institution on the basis of three sorts of works produced by the "Pegnitz-Schafer": language theory tomes, works of poetics, and pastorals.
The prose does not sparkle, but neither does it bog down. Overall, therefore, this first effort at writing a textbook on the history of mentalities is a success.
Overall, this is an inspiring true story, but it does bog down a little, and the Lieutenant General tends to pontificate and preach a hit.
But lately the campaign has begun to bog down, as the rebels have shifted their base into the rugged, mountainous south and the streets of Grozny, the capital.
The process is so slow that it can bog down the system.
Similarly, telecommunications currently bog down at switching hubs, where optical signals must shunt briefly to less efficient, electronic routing equipment.
One problem, according to Sagdeev, is that "bureaucratic dinosaurs" bog down virtually every facet of the scientific community.