- 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.
- 2swamp something to fill or cover something with a lot of water synonym engulf The little boat was swamped by the waves.
NAmE//swɑmp//[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swamp
he / she / it swamps
past simple swamped
-ing form swamping