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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 of swamp deluge, drown, engulf, gulf, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, floodWords Related to swamp avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse (also dowse), drench, soak, wetNear Antonyms of swamp dehydrate, dry, parchAntonyms of swamp drain

  2. 2 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress parents feeling swamped by work and family obligations Synonyms of swamp crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, overwhelm, whelmWords Related to swamp 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 of swamp bog, fen, marsh, marshland, mire, moor, morass, muskeg, slough (also slew or slue), swampland, wash, wetland Words Related to swamp 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 of swamp bind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, predicamentWords Related to swamp 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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