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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swamp, swamplandnoun

    low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog


  2. swampverb

    a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables

    "he was trapped in a medical swamp"


  3. swamp, drenchverb

    drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

    "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"

    sop, douse, inundate, souse, deluge, imbrue, flood, soak, drench, dowse

  4. deluge, flood, inundate, swampverb

    fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

    "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

    submerge, oversupply, flood out, glut, inundate, overwhelm, deluge, flood, drench

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swampnoun

    bog, fen, quagmire, morass, marsh, slough, spongy land, soft and wet ground

  2. swampverb

    ingulf, sink, whelm, swallow up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swampnoun

    marsh, morass, slough, quagmire, bog, fen, marish

    Associated words:
    paludine, paludinous, paludism, paludose, palustrine, draco, muck, effluvium, malaria, miasma

  2. swampverb

    engulf, overwhelm, submerge

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  1. Lawrence Jones:

    I was never a fan of CPAC being in the swamp. I thought that was a dumb move, i think we're going to see this become a recurring theme. This is one of the benefits of COVID, sadly to say, is that they realize, OK, we're not going to give our money to these liberal states, swampy cities that have all these regulations. Let's take it to the heartland.

  2. Madison Cawthorn:

    I really want to drain the swamp.

  3. Ben Page:

    Even though they may be as likely to mention immigration as a big concern or access to benefits, ultimately the economy will swamp them, people talk about all these things, but ultimately: it's, am I going to keep my job?

  4. Noah Bookbinder:

    It's disappointing that the man who promised to 'drain the swamp' just took a massive step away from transparency by refusing the release the White House visitor logs that the American people have grown accustomed to accessing over the last six years and that provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president, the Obama administration agreed to release the visitor logs in response to our lawsuits, and despite the Trump administration's worry over 'grave national security risks and concerns,' only positives for the American people came out of them.

  5. Jim Jordan:

    Don’t pick someone from the swamp, let that individual put out a team and get answers to these questions that we all want to know [the answers to].

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