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swamp

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of swamp

  1. 1 to cover with a flood <the boat was swamped by the huge wave> <has been swamped with paperwork since she returned from vacation> Synonyms deluge, drown, engulf, gulf, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, floodRelated Words avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse (also dowse), drench, soak, wetNear Antonyms dehydrate, dry, parchAntonyms drain

  2. 2 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress <parents feeling swamped by work and family obligations> Synonyms crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, overwhelm, whelmRelated Words deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset


swamp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of swamp

  1. 1 spongy land saturated or partially covered with water <be careful in the swamp, because alligators sometimes lurk there> Synonyms bog, fen, marsh, marshland, mire, moor, morass, muskeg, slough (also slew or slue), swampland, wash, wetland Related Words swale; quagmire; guck (or gook), muck, mud, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush

  2. 2 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape <with her credit cards maxed out, and the making of minimum payments a challenge, debt seemed to be an ever-deepening swamp> Synonyms bind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, predicamentRelated Words difficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait


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