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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down; A treacherous situation that tends to entrap and destroy.

Usage examples (36)
  • "We're in quicksand," one photographer tells Duclos.
  • In fact, one of the true dangers of quicksand is exhaustion.
  • Plea to U.S. Government: when neck-deep in quicksand, stop digging!
  • Because quicksand is so viscous, it's difficult for air to penetrate it. for more
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