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swamp

noun [C/U]  /swɑmp, swɔmp/ us  

swamp noun [C/U] (WET LAND)

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

swamp

verb [T]  /swɑmp, swɔmp/ us  

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.
(Definition of swamp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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