verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of swamp
OTHER WORDS FROM swampswampish, adjectiveun·der·swamp, noun
Example sentences from the Web for swamp
Back in the swamp, Todd comes face to face with Viola, a young girl who has crash-landed on New World in a small scouting craft, ahead of an incoming ship of new planetary settlers.Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland are hunted on distant planet in Chaos Walking trailer|Jennifer Ouellette|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
Nitrogen and phosphorus from eating insects allows sundews to thrive in places where most plants can’t survive, like the acidic, nutrient-poor soil of swamps and bogs.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
David Thomas, my great-grandfather, was a runaway slave who fled from North Carolina through swamps and woods to find safety in the hills of Virginia.
About 85% of palm-oil production occurs in Indonesia and Malaysia, and the conversion of peat swamps into palm-oil plantations produces as much greenhouse-gas pollution as nearly half of the global aviation industry.‘We’re weeding out the bad actors’: Mars says its M&Ms no longer contribute to deforestation|Bernhard Warner|October 6, 2020|Fortune
Some ancient Romans also thought that tiny creatures in swamps could make people sick.
Organized money swamped organized people (in fairness not all outside money was right-wing).Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one in Washington listened, and Sequoyah was swamped by the establishment of Oklahoma in 1907.
The Daily Pic: In 1913, New Yorker Robert Winthrop Chandler was a successful radical, until he got swamped by Matisse and Duchamp.
The couple were swamped with phone-waving well-wishers and extra police had to be called in at one stage as numbers swelled.Windsor Love Fest As Will and Kate Meet Barbara on London Bus|Tom Sykes|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But in the past decade the city of less than 60,000 inhabitants has been swamped with over 20 million visitors each year.The Big Idea: How Tourism Can Destroy the Places We Love|Elizabeth Becker|July 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The wave caused by the explosion swamped the submarine and it and its crew found a watery grave.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
The waves ran high and the boats were in great danger of being swamped.Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser|Walter Fenton Mott
I thought we were swamped as I clung desperately to the tiller, though thrown violently against the boom.
He might have been swamped by an uprising of the whole convention, but strange to say the convention was intent upon hearing him.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
Had our craft been a dug-out boat, as I originally intended it to be, we must inevitably have been swamped.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
British Dictionary definitions for swamp
- permanently waterlogged ground that is usually overgrown and sometimes partly forestedCompare marsh
- (as modifier)swamp fever