Meaning of SWAMP in English

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.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.