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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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