Variant of swamp
Origin: from dialect, dialectal variant, variety (or Low German cognate) of Middle English sompe, akin to Middle Low German swamp, Gothic and amp; Old English swamm, fungus, mushroom from Indo-European base an unverified form swomb(h)os, spongy, porous from source Glassical Greek somphos, spongy
- to plunge or sink in a swamp, deep water, etc.
- to flood or submerge with or as with water
- to overcome or overwhelm; ruin: swamped by debts
- to sink (a boat) by filling with water
- ☆ to make (a path) or clear (an area) by removing underbrush and slash, as in logging
- swampish adjective
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