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See definition of quicksand on Dictionary.com
  • as inmire
  • as inpitfall
  • as inquagmire
  • as insnare
  • as intrap

synonyms for quicksand

  • quagmire
  • bog
  • dirt
  • fen
  • glop
  • goo
  • gunk
  • marsh
  • moss
  • mud
  • ooze
  • slime
  • swamp
  • danger
  • difficulty
  • drawback
  • peril
  • risk
  • snag
  • catch
  • downfall
  • entanglement
  • hook
  • mesh
  • mousetrap
  • pit
  • setup
  • snare
  • swindle
  • toil
  • web
  • booby trap
  • deadfall
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How to use quicksand in a sentence

They fought their way out of it, dug their way out of that quicksand.
BACK IN ACTION AT LAST, GEORGETOWN HOLDS OFF PROVIDENCE TO SNAP ITS FIVE-GAME SKIDKAREEM COPELANDJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Then when we were finally able to come back, it was like we were moving in quicksand.
BACK IN ACTION AT LAST, GEORGETOWN HOLDS OFF PROVIDENCE TO SNAP ITS FIVE-GAME SKIDKAREEM COPELANDJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In ground which is of the nature of quicksand, piles will often slowly rise to their original position after each blow.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
And now at last we can step again from the treacherous quicksand of reminiscences on the terra firma of documents.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
On the west side timbers and wool sacks were sunk into a quicksand upon which to rest the foundations of the abutment.
THE OLD PIKETHOMAS B. SEARIGHT
And I beheld her walk straight into the borders of the quicksand where it is more abrupt and dangerous.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 4 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The boy's mount had mired one foot in a quicksand pocket and had gone down on its knees.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
I admit you occupy the vantage ground then; you stand on what you believe is a rock; beneath us is the moving quicksand.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
He didn't know that there was a quicksand across it, and that people couldn't use it in spring and summer.
BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
There was a chilly wind blowing outside, and the lightship on the quicksand afar looked harassed and forlorn.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
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WORDS RELATED TO QUICKSAND

  • bog
  • dirt
  • fen
  • glop
  • goo
  • gunk
  • marsh
  • moss
  • mud
  • ooze
  • quagmire
  • quicksand
  • slime
  • swamp
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.