swamp


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

swamp

 (swŏmp, swômp)
n.
1.
a. An area of low-lying land that is frequently flooded, especially one dominated by woody plants.
b. A lowland region saturated with water.
2. A situation or place fraught with difficulties and imponderables: a financial swamp.
v. swamped, swamp·ing, swamps
v.tr.
1. To drench in or cover with or as if with water.
2. To inundate or burden; overwhelm: She was swamped with work.
3. Nautical To fill (a ship or boat) with water to the point of sinking it.
v.intr.
To become full of water or sink.

[Perhaps of Low German origin .]

swamp′i·ness n.
swamp′y adj.

swamp

(swɒmp)
n
(Physical Geography)
a. permanently waterlogged ground that is usually overgrown and sometimes partly forested. Compare marsh
b. (as modifier): swamp fever.
vb
1. to drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical to cause (a boat) to sink or fill with water or (of a boat) to sink or fill with water
3. to overburden or overwhelm or be overburdened or overwhelmed, as by excess work or great numbers: we have been swamped with applications.
4. to sink or stick or cause to sink or stick in or as if in a swamp
5. (tr) to render helpless
[C17: probably from Middle Dutch somp; compare Middle High German sumpf, Old Norse svöppr sponge, Greek somphos spongy]
ˈswampish adj
ˈswampless adj
ˈswampy adj

swamp

(swɒmp)

n.
1. a tract of wet, spongy land, usu. with abundant vegetation.
v.t.
2. to flood or drench, esp. with water.
3. to sink or fill (a boat) with water.
4. to overwhelm, esp. to overwhelm with an excess of something: swamped with work.
5. to clear underbrush from, esp. to make a trail.
v.i.
6. to fill with water and sink, as a boat.
[1615–25; < Dutch zwamp creek, fen; akin to sump and to Old Norse svǫppr sponge]
swamp′ish, adj.

swamp

(swŏmp)
An area of low-lying wet or seasonally flooded land, often having trees and dense shrubs or thickets.

swamp


Past participle: swamped
Gerund: swamping

Imperative
swamp
swamp
Present
I swamp
you swamp
he/she/it swamps
we swamp
you swamp
they swamp
Preterite
I swamped
you swamped
he/she/it swamped
we swamped
you swamped
they swamped
Present Continuous
I am swamping
you are swamping
he/she/it is swamping
we are swamping
you are swamping
they are swamping
Present Perfect
I have swamped
you have swamped
he/she/it has swamped
we have swamped
you have swamped
they have swamped
Past Continuous
I was swamping
you were swamping
he/she/it was swamping
we were swamping
you were swamping
they were swamping
Past Perfect
I had swamped
you had swamped
he/she/it had swamped
we had swamped
you had swamped
they had swamped
Future
I will swamp
you will swamp
he/she/it will swamp
we will swamp
you will swamp
they will swamp
Future Perfect
I will have swamped
you will have swamped
he/she/it will have swamped
we will have swamped
you will have swamped
they will have swamped
Future Continuous
I will be swamping
you will be swamping
he/she/it will be swamping
we will be swamping
you will be swamping
they will be swamping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swamping
you have been swamping
he/she/it has been swamping
we have been swamping
you have been swamping
they have been swamping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swamping
you will have been swamping
he/she/it will have been swamping
we will have been swamping
you will have been swamping
they will have been swamping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swamping
you had been swamping
he/she/it had been swamping
we had been swamping
you had been swamping
they had been swamping
Conditional
I would swamp
you would swamp
he/she/it would swamp
we would swamp
you would swamp
they would swamp
Past Conditional
I would have swamped
you would have swamped
he/she/it would have swamped
we would have swamped
you would have swamped
they would have swamped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swamp - low land that is seasonally floodedswamp - low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
slough - a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
wetland - a low area where the land is saturated with water
2.swamp - a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; "he was trapped in a medical swamp"
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
Verb1.swamp - drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
flood - cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
2.swamp - fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"

swamp

noun
1. bog, marsh, quagmire, moss (Scot. & Northern English dialect), slough, fen, mire, morass, everglade(s) (U.S.) Much of the land is desert or swamp.
verb
1. flood, engulf, submerge, inundate, deluge The Ventura river burst its banks, swamping a mobile home park.
2. overload, overwhelm, inundate, besiege, beset, snow under We swamp them with praise, make them think that they are important.

swamp

noun
A usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water:
verb
To affect as if by an outpouring of water:
Translations
مُسْتَنْقَعيُغْرِق، يُغَطّي بالماء
bažinamočálzaplavit
mosesumpoversvømme
rabasoo
suoräme
močvara
ingoványmocsár
blautlendi, mÿri, fenfylla vatni
沼地
습지
pelkėtumasužlieti
pārpludinātpurvs
močvirje
träsk
หนองน้ำ
bataklıkiçine dalmakbasmak
đầm lầy

swamp

[swɒmp]
A. Npantano m, ciénaga f, marisma f
B. VT
1. [+ land] → inundar; [+ boat] → hundir
2. (fig) → abrumar (with con) → agobiar (with de) they have been swamped with applicationsse han visto abrumados or desbordados por las solicitudes
we're swamped with workestamos agobiados de trabajo
C. CPD swamp fever Npaludismo m

swamp

[ˈswɒmp]
nmarais m, marécage m
vt
(= fill with water) [+ boat, field] → inonder
to be swamped with sth (= snowed under) [+ tourists, work, calls, applications] → être inondé(e) de qch

swamp

nSumpf m
vtunter Wasser setzen, überschwemmen; (fig: = overwhelm) → überschwemmen; to be swamped with somethingmit etw überschwemmt werden

swamp

:
swamp buggy
nSumpffahrzeug nt
swamp fever
nSumpffieber nt
swampland
nSumpfland nt, → Sumpf m

swamp

[swɒmp]
1. npalude f, pantano
2. vt (flood) → inondare, allagare; (boat) → sommergere
to swamp (with) (fig) → sommergere (di)

swamp

(swomp) noun
(an area of) wet, marshy ground. These trees grow best in swamp(s).
verb
to cover or fill with water. A great wave swamped the deck.
ˈswampy adjective
(of land) covered with swamp; marshy.
ˈswampiness noun

swamp

مُسْتَنْقَع bažina sump Sumpf τέλμα ciénaga suo marais močvara palude 沼地 습지 moeras myr bagno pântano болото träsk หนองน้ำ bataklık đầm lầy 沼泽
References in classic literature ?
That spring, Jesse had bought part of a long strip of black swamp land that lay in the valley of Wine Creek.
Then, as he wended his way by swamp and stream and awful woodland, to the farmhouse where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination, --the moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside, the boding cry of the tree toad, that harbinger of storm, the dreary hooting of the screech owl, to the sudden rustling in the thicket of birds frightened from their roost.
cried one, to a great dromedary that of a sudden rose bodily to the surface, and for an instant threatened to swamp us.
That man was caught and whipped, time and again, and it never did him any good; and the last time he crawled off, though he couldn't but just go, and died in the swamp.
Bring your sills up to the very edge of the swamp, then (though it may not be the best place for a dry cellar), so that there be no access on that side to citizens.
Mars Jawge, if you'll come down into de swamp I'll show you a whole stack o' water-moccasins.
This parlour is not his sphere," I reflected: "the Himalayan ridge or Caffre bush, even the plague-cursed Guinea Coast swamp would suit him better.
I have passed it really in my walks, twice or thrice; it lies in a hollow, between two hills: an elevated hollow, near a swamp, whose peaty moisture is said to answer all the purposes of embalming on the few corpses deposited there.
Mudbank, mist, swamp, and work; work, swamp, mist, and mudbank.
I threw myself down on the grass and panted till my breath came back; then I went and hid in a patch of reeds down by a swamp.
And that same evening, sure enough, they saw Chee-Chee's cousin and a lot of other monkeys, who had not yet got sick, sitting in the trees by the edge of a swamp, looking and waiting for them.
At last the speakers seemed to have paused and perhaps to have sat down, for not only did they cease to draw any nearer, but the birds themselves began to grow more quiet and to settle again to their places in the swamp.