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verb [transitive] swamp pronunciation in American English /swɑmp/
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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. 3
    to affect someone in a major way, so that they are almost unable to deal with their feelings or with a particular situation

    Fear for her children threatened to swamp her.

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