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English noun: swamp

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


Broader (hypernym)wetland

Narrower (hyponym)slough

Instance hyponymEverglades, Okefenokee Swamp

2. swamp (state) a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables

SamplesHe was trapped in a medical swamp.

Broader (hypernym)situation

English verb: swamp

1. swamp (weather) drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

SamplesThe tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)flood

2. swamp (contact) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

SamplesThe basement was inundated after the storm.
The images flooded his mind.

Synonymsdeluge, flood, inundate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

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