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swamp

swamp

 
 
pronunciation:
swamp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a wet lowland area that is usu. covered with water; marsh; bog.
 
synonyms:
bog, marsh, slew, slough, wetlands
similar words:
mire, morass, quagmire
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: swamped, swamping, swamps
definition 1: to flood or cover with water or other liquid, (esp. a piece of land).
synonyms:
flood
similar words:
deluge, engulf, inundate, submerge
definition 2: to burden or overcome; overwhelm.
We were swamped with new accounts.
synonyms:
avalanche, deluge, flood, inundate, overwhelm
similar words:
burden, engulf, load, overcome
definition 3: to cause to sink or fill with water.
The speedboat swamped our dinghy.
 
synonyms:
flood, sink
similar words:
immerse, overturn, submerge, submerse
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become flooded with water or sink, as a boat.
synonyms:
flood, sink
similar words:
submerge
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derivation: swampish (adj.)
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