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- Israel itself is not only mired in conflict in the Palestinian territories, but riven by internal divisions between observant and secular Jews and between Jews and Arabs.
- For the 26-year-old farmer whose family was mired in debt, it was cans of Red Bull.
[verb] involve someone or something in (a difficult situation)
Mire 一词源自北欧语 myrr （沼泽），现主要表示“泥潭、沼泽”或“淤泥、烂泥”，比如：
Two men are floundering about in the mire.
the fatigue of working in the fields thick with mire
在中文里泥沼常用来喻指“困境”， mire 也不例外，比如：
wallow in an emotional mire
当 mire 用作动词时，自然便是指“使陷入泥坑、使成为沼泽”或“使陷入困境、使受困扰”，比如：
The thaw will mire roads and fields.
be mired in debt
另外， mire 还可以表示“使溅满污泥”，这一含义进一步引申则喻指“玷污”，比如：
The children were mired from head to toe.
be mired with infamy
In the past, the world knew an old, weak China mired in poverty, its people living in dire misery.
出自《为人民谋幸福：新中国人权事业发展70年》（Seeking Happiness for People: 70 Years of Progress on Human Rights in China）白皮书。
- entangle: involve (someone) in difficulties or complicated circumstances from which it is difficult to escape
- embroil: involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation
- enmesh: involve (someone) in a difficult situation from which it is hard to escape