But this question of the swamping effects of intercrossing will be considered in another chapter.
But with a sea running so high there was danger of swamping every moment.
The difficulty of the "swamping effects of inter-crossing" is practically at an end.
Frantic thousands are swamping boats of all sizes in their craze to get away.
He gave as an excuse the rush of business that was swamping him.
And when launched, there would be the danger of swamping in such a heavy sea.
We were all wet to the skin, and exhausted with pulling, and the seas were continually on the point of swamping our boat.
It has thus kept the boat's head to the seas, and prevented it from swamping.
That would mean the swamping of one class by all—a tyranny more oppressive, perhaps, than any other tyranny.
A moment later it exploded under us, throwing up a cone of water that came near to swamping the ship.
1624 (first used by Capt. John Smith, in reference to Virginia), perhaps a dialectal survival from an Old English cognate of Old Norse svoppr "sponge, fungus," from Proto-Germanic *swampuz; but traditionally connected with Middle English sompe "morass, swamp," probably from Middle Dutch somp or Middle Low German sump "swamp." Related to Old Norse svöppr "sponge." Swamp Yankee "rural, rustic New Englander" is attested from 1941.
"overwhelm, sink (as if in a swamp)," 1772, from swamp (n.). Figurative sense is from 1818. Related: Swamped; swamping.