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An area of permanently waterlogged land
“The area of low-lying swamp or marsh, as revealed through archaeology, is shown in brown.”
A difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
“… with her credit cards maxed out, and the making of minimum payments a challenge, debt seemed to be an ever-deepening swamp.”
Overwhelm with an excessive amount of something; inundate
“But the new wave threatening to swamp the tsunami-affected nations of Asia is aid.”
Overwhelm or flood with water
“In New Orleans, 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.”
To subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
“… parents feeling swamped by work and family obligations.”
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