Meaning of swamp
Pronunciation: (swomp), [key]
- a tract of wet, spongy land, often having a growth of certain types of trees and other vegetation, but unfit for cultivation.
- to flood or drench with water or the like.
- to sink or fill (a boat) with water.
- to plunge or cause to sink in or as if in a swamp.
- to overwhelm, esp. to overwhelm with an excess of something: He swamped us with work.
- to render helpless.
- to remove trees and underbrush from (a specific area), esp. to make or cleave a trail (often fol. by out).
- to trim (felled trees) into logs, as at a logging camp or sawmill.
- to fill with water and sink, as a boat.
- to sink or be stuck in a swamp or something likened to a swamp.
- to be plunged into or overwhelmed with something, esp. something that keeps one busy, worried, etc.
- swamp (Thesaurus)