n. & v.
--n. a piece of waterlogged ground; a bog or marsh.
1. a tr. overwhelm, flood, or soak with water. b intr. become swamped.
2 tr. overwhelm or make invisible etc. with an excess or large amount of something.
swampy adj. (swampier, swampiest).
Etymology: 17th c., dial. swamp sunk (14th c.), prob. of Gmc orig.