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swampnoun [C/U]

 us   /swɑmp, swɔmp/

swamp noun [C/U] (WET LAND)

an area of very wet, soft land: [C] Alligators live in these swamps.
swampy
adjective  us   /ˈswɑm·pi, ˈswɔm-/
a low-lying, swampy region

swampverb [T]

 us   /swɑmp, swɔmp/

swamp verb [T] (COVER WITH WATER)

to cover a place or thing with a large amount of water: The boat was swamped by an enormous wave.

swamp verb [T] (BE TOO MUCH)

to have too many of something, or to give someone too much to do: Foreign cars have swamped the market. We’ve been swamped with emergencies today.
Translations of “swamp”
in Arabic مُسْتَنْقَع…
in Korean 늪…
in Malaysian paya…
in French marécage…
in Turkish bataklık, batak…
in Italian acquitrino, palude…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沼澤地, 濕地…
in Russian болото, трясина…
in Polish bagno, moczary…
in Vietnamese đầm lầy…
in Spanish pantano, ciénaga…
in Portuguese pântano, charco…
in Thai หนองน้ำ…
in German der Sumpf…
in Catalan pantà, aiguamoll…
in Japanese 湿地, 沼地…
in Indonesian rawa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沼泽地, 湿地…
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