HyperDic: swamp

English > 4 senses of the word swamp:
NOUNobjectswamp, swamplandlow land that is seasonally flooded
stateswampa situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
VERBweatherswamp, drenchdrench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
contactswamp, deluge, flood, inundatefill quickly beyond capacity
swamp > pronunciation
Soundsswaa'mp; swao'mp
Rhymeschomp ... stomp: 7 rhymes with aamp...
English > swamp: 4 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningLow land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog.
Synonymswampland
InstancesEvergladesA large subtropical swamp in southern Florida that is noted for its wildlife
Okefenokee SwampA large swampy area of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia
NarrowersloughA stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
BroaderwetlandA low area where the land is saturated with water
Spanishciénaga, embalsadero, humedal, marisma, pantano
Catalanpantà
Adjectivesswampy(of soil) soft and watery
Verbsswampdrench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
English > swamp: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables.
Example"he was trapped in a medical swamp"
BroadersituationA complex or critical or unusual difficulty
English > swamp: 4 senses > verb 1, weather
Meaningdrench or submerge or be drenched or submerged.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Example"The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
Synonymdrench
BroaderfloodCover with liquid / liquid, usually water
Spanishempapar, mojar
Catalanamarar-se, mullar-se, posar-se xop
Nounsswamplow land that is seasonally flooded
English > swamp: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid / liquid.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something with something
Synonymsdeluge, flood, inundate
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Spanishinundar
Catalaninundar

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