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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

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How to use swamp in a sentence?

  1. 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?

  2. Michael Cohen:

    Doc Ronny -- you know, we call Doc Ronny Doc Ronny, we call Doc Ronny Doc Ronny. Doc Ronny's an admiral, highly respected, a real leader, you know, these are all false accusations that were made. These are false and they're trying to destroy a man. By the way, I did say welcome to Washington. Welcome to the swamp. Welcome to the world of politics.

  3. Democratic National Committee.With Bullock:

    You can understand why voters were frustrated. You can understand why they're angry, and Donald Trump offered something different, donald Trump said,' Look, I'm going to drain that swamp.' Well, it's swampier now than it was then.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    Secretary Zinke was one of the most toxic members of the cabinet in the way Secretary Zinke treated our environment, our precious public lands, and the way Secretary Zinke treated the government like it was Secretary Zinke personal honey pot, the swamp cabinet will be a little less foul without Secretary Zinke.

  5. Mick Mulvaney:

    This is really important to the President, i can tell you that this is a big part of draining the swamp. ... Really, what you are talking about doing is restructuring Washington, DC, and that is how you drain the swamp.

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