Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun swamp

2 senses of swamp

Sense 1
swamp, swampland -- (low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog)
       => wetland -- (a low area where the land is saturated with water)

Sense 2
swamp -- (a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; "he was trapped in a medical swamp")
       => situation -- (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swamp

2 senses of swamp

Sense 1
swamp, drench -- (drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor")
       => flood -- (cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes")

Sense 2
deluge, flood, inundate, swamp -- (fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

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