(1) Low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
(2) A situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
"He was trapped in a medical swamp"
(3) Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
"The basement was inundated after the storm"
"The images flooded his mind"
(4) Drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
"The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
- A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.
- To drench or fill with water.
- The boat was swamped in the storm.
- To overwhelm; to make too busy or overrun capacity.
- I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.
- 2006: New York Times,
- Mr. Spitzer’s defeat of his Democratic opponent ... ended a primary season in which Hillary Rodham Clinton swamped an antiwar challenger for renomination to the Senate.