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Noun
An area of permanently waterlogged land
“Hollister and Estlin picked their way through the marshy swamp, avoiding thorny branches reaching out for them.”
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A problematic situation that is difficult or impossible to escape
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“If we are going to get out of this economic swamp, we are going to have to revisit that tax policy.”
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A slow-moving, often stagnant creek or river
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A barren region with no remaining resources
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Low-lying land, especially a marsh
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An area of land that is subject to seasonal flooding
Verb
To overwhelm with an excessive amount of something
“Jordan raised his hands to silence the Governors who were ready to swamp him with questions.”
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To flood or deluge with water
“The Army Corps of Engineers raced to patch the city's fractured levee system for fear the additional rain from Rita could swamp the walls and flood the city all over again.”
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To overcome with emotion or stress
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“Her emotions couldn't figure out whether to be joyful at the news or to swamp her with guilt.”
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To be totally absorbed or engrossed by something
“I would close my eyes and take a deep breath but millions of thoughts would swamp my mind and I felt like a failure.”
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To be, or cause to be, thoroughly wet or waterlogged
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To overwhelm or inundate with people, animals or things
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(crowd into) To press forward into an area, especially with limited space
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To fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something
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To defeat or conquer comprehensively
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To cover completely with water
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To be more in number than somebody or something
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(of a feeling) To affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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To overwhelm with a certain quality or feeling
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