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swampnoun [C or U]

uk   /swɒmp/ us   /swɑːmp/

swampverb

uk   /swɒmp/ us   /swɑːmp/
(Definition of swamp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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

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swampverb [T]

uk   /swɒmp/ us  
to have too many of something, or give someone too much to do: Huge volumes of fake designer brands have swamped the EU market.be swamped with sth After the severe storms, insurance companies are expecting to be swamped with claims.be swamped by sth Consumers are feeling swamped by high levels of credit card debt. We've all been swamped with work since the policy changes. swamped with calls/emails/letters
(Definition of swamp from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swamp”
in Korean 늪…
in Arabic مُسْتَنْقَع…
in Malaysian paya…
in French marécage…
in Russian болото, трясина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沼澤地, 濕地…
in Italian acquitrino, palude…
in Turkish bataklık, batak…
in Polish bagno, moczary…
in Spanish pantano, ciénaga…
in Vietnamese đầm lầy…
in Portuguese pântano, charco…
in Thai หนองน้ำ…
in German der Sumpf…
in Catalan pantà, aiguamoll…
in Japanese 湿地, 沼地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沼泽地, 湿地…
in Indonesian rawa…
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