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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.
Translations of “swamp”
in Korean 늪…
in Arabic مُسْتَنْقَع…
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 Spanish pantano, ciénaga…
in Portuguese pântano, charco…
in German der Sumpf…
in Catalan pantà, aiguamoll…
in Japanese 湿地, 沼地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沼泽地, 湿地…
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