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swampnoun [C or U]

uk   /swɒmp/  us   /swɑːmp/
(an ​area of) very ​wet, ​softland: an alligator-infested swamp The Everglades are an ​area of swamp in ​southern Florida.

swampverb

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

"swamp" in American English

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swampnoun [C/U]

 us   /swɑmp, swɔmp/
  • swamp noun [C/U] (WET LAND)

an ​area of very ​wet, ​softland: [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 ​largeamount of ​water: The ​boat was swamped by an ​enormouswave.
  • 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   us   /swɒmp/
to have too many of something, or give someone too much to do: Huge ​volumes of fake ​designerbrands have swamped the EU ​market.be swamped with sth After the severe storms, ​insurancecompanies are expecting to be swamped with ​claims.be swamped by sth Consumers are ​feeling swamped by high ​levels of ​creditcarddebt. We've all been swamped with ​work since the ​policychanges. 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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