swamp

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Singular
swamp

Plural
swamps

A swamp
  1. A swamp is a wetland. In a swamp, most of the land is underwater. Land in a swamp is not usually more than a meter (or a few feet) under water. You could stand in a swamp with some of your body not in water.
    We were wading through the swamp.
    The swamp is home to many animals, including alligators, frogs, and birds.
    U.S. state of Louisiana is famous for its swamps.

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Plain form
swamp

Third-person singular
swamps

Past tense
swamped

Past participle
swamped

Present participle
swamping

  1. If something is swamped it is being covered of filled with water.
    The deck of our boat was swamped by the storm.
  2. If something is swamped is has gotten more of something than it can work with.
    Our office was swamped with phone calls.
    The store was swamped with customers last night.
    That many downloads would swamp our computers.

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