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swamp

noun

1 swamp

Low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog.

synonym: swampland.

Roget 345: marsh, swamp, morass, marish, moss, fen, bog, quagmire, slough, sump, wash; mud, squash, ... show more

Dutch: broek, moeras



2 swamp

A situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables.

verb

1 swamp

Drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged:
— The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor.

synonym: drench.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

2 swamp

Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid.

synonyms: deluge, flood, inundate.

Dutch: onderlopen, onderstromen


Moby thesaurus: baygall, be prodigal with, bind, bog, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, cascade, cataract, cesspool, cloaca, cloaca maxima, clutch, complication, crunch, deluge, dip, drain, drown ... show more.

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