November 14, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
swamp /ˈswɑːmp/ verb

swamps; swamped; swamping

The man is swamped with work.
The man is swamped with work.
Learner's definition of SWAMP

[+ object]

1 : to cover (something) with water

  • The sea level rose and swamped the coastal villages.

  • The boat sank after it was swamped by waves.

2 : to cause (someone or something) to have to deal with a very large amount of things or people at the same time — usually used as (be) swamped

  • The agency has been swamped by requests for assistance.

  • I'm swamped with work right now. [=I'm extremely busy right now]

  • Because of the new laws, we were swamped with paperwork.

  • In the summer, the town is swamped with/by tourists.

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