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verb [transitive] swamp pronunciation in American English /swɑmp/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyswamp
he/she/itswamps
present participleswamping
past tenseswamped
past participleswamped

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  1. 1
    [usually passive] to give someone too much to deal with at one time
    swamp someone with something:

    Online bookstores were swamped with orders during the pre-Christmas rush.

  2. 2
    [usually passive] to enter somewhere, or to surround someone, in very large numbers

    The hotel lobby was swamped by reporters and photographers.

  3. 4
    to fill or cover something with water

    Fishing boats were swamped by 60-foot waves.

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