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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.
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