Meaning of SWAMP in English

I. ˈswämp, ˈswȯmp noun

Etymology: perhaps alteration of Middle English sompe, from Middle Dutch somp morass; akin to Middle High German sumpf marsh, Greek somphos spongy

Date: 1624

1. : a wetland often partially or intermittently covered with water ; especially : one dominated by woody vegetation

2. : a tract of swamp

3. : a difficult or troublesome situation or subject

• swamp adjective

II. verb

Date: 1784

transitive verb


a. : to fill with or as if with water : inundate , submerge

b. : to overwhelm numerically or by an excess of something : flood

swamp ed with work

2. : to open by removing underbrush and debris

intransitive verb

: to become submerged

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.