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Definition of swamp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swamp
    he / she / it swamps
    past simple swamped
    -ing form swamping
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  1. 1to make someone have more of something than they can deal with synonym inundate swamp somebody/something with something The department was swamped with job applications. swamp somebody/something In summer visitors swamp the island.
  2. 2swamp something to fill or cover something with a lot of water synonym engulf The little boat was swamped by the waves.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: swamp