plural of swamp

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1 spongy land saturated or partially covered with water
  • be careful in the swamp, because alligators sometimes lurk there

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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

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present tense third-person singular of swamp

Synonyms & Antonyms of swamps (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cover with a flood
  • the boat was swamped by the huge wave
  • has been swamped with paperwork since she returned from vacation

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2 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
  • parents feeling swamped by work and family obligations

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“Swamps.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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