(noun, verb)


1. low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog

Similar word(s): swampland

Definition categories: object, wetland

2. a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables

- he was trapped in a medical swamp

Definition categories: state, situation


1. drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

- The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor

Similar word(s): drench

Definition categories: weather, flood

2. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

Similar word(s): deluge, flood, inundate

Definition categories: contact, fill

3. to overwhelm; to make too busy, or overrun the capacity of.

Sentences with swamp as a verb:

- The boat was swamped in the storm.

- I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.