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Synonyms for swamp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swamp, swampland(noun)

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


  2. swamp(verb)

    a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables

    "he was trapped in a medical swamp"


  3. swamp, drench(verb)

    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, swamp(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swamp(n.)

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

  2. swamp(v. a.)

    ingulf, sink, whelm, swallow up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swamp(n)

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

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

  2. swamp(v)

    engulf, overwhelm, submerge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    marsh, marshes, marshy, quagmire, wetland, marais, swampy, morass, swamps, bog, marshland, mire, fen, slough, sloughs, bayou, wetlands

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How to use swamp in a sentence?

  1. Carl Mayer:

    Menendez and Christie are opposite sides of the same coin: They both have excelled in the dark darts of New Jersey politics, but they are both, now, at the end of their political careers because voters are tired of the swamp.

  2. Corey Lewandowski:

    I think if you had to put them in a chronological order, drain the swamp is probably somewhere down at the bottom as opposed to getting tax reform done , making sure middle-class people have more jobs, making sure we’re renegotiating our bad trade deals.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    No owl is afraid of the night, no snake of the swamp and no traitor of the treason!

  4. Kevin McLaughlin:

    Collins is everything Georgians hate about Washington, he is a swamp creature that claims to be conservative. ... Now, having made an emotional, ill-informed and selfish decision, he finds himself at a crossroads. Republicans who are working to reelect President Trump and retain the Senate majority hope he has a moment of clarity, does the right thing and walks away from this poor decision. Otherwise, voters will make it for him.

  5. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    When Trump sided with MoveOn.org and Michael Moore and the fever swamp left-wing, that demonstrated where he was coming from.

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