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swamp

noun [C or U] uk   /swɒmp/  us   /swɑːmp/
(an area of) very wet, soft land: an alligator-infested swamp The Everglades are an area of swamp in southern Florida.

swamp

verb uk   /swɒmp/  us   /swɑːmp/

swamp verb (COVER)

[T] to cover a place or thing with a large amount of water: High tides have swamped the coast. The boat was swamped by an enormous wave.

swamp verb (TOO MUCH/BIG)

[T often passive] If something swamps a person, system, or place, more of it arrives than can be easily deal with: Foreign cars have swamped the UK market. I'm swamped with work at the moment. Don't let feelings of depression swamp you. [T] informal If clothes swamp you, they are much too big for you.
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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