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swamp

swamp

 
pronunciation:
swamp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a wet, low area of land that is usually covered with water; bog; marsh.
 
synonyms:
bog, marsh
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: swamped, swamping, swamps
definition 1: to weigh down, burden, or overcome; overwhelm.
We were swamped with junk mail.
synonyms:
deluge, flood, overwhelm
similar words:
burden, engulf, overcome
definition 2: to cause to sink or fill with water.
The terrible waves swamped our boat.
 
synonyms:
flood, sink
similar words:
immerse, overturn, submerge
definition 3: to become flooded with water or sink, as a boat.
The ship swamped in the storm.
synonyms:
sink
similar words:
submerge
derivation: swampish (adj.)
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