Swamp

English vocabulary and translations (See all)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.

Definition

a swamp: an area of wetland, a bog, a marsh
noun

to be swamped with, by (something): to be inundated, overloaded, very busy (with or by something)
idiom
Luna is swamped with applications for the new position. She has already received over 500!
I'm swamped with work, it will take me weeks to finish it.
Paris is swamped with tourists in the summer, they are everywhere.

Pronunciation examples
UK: What's that moving in the swamp over there?
US: I'm swamped with work at the moment; you'll have to make your own coffee.
If the audio player isn't working:

Examples

  • "Bob has been swamped with work the past several weeks, and it's clear that he needs some assistance."
  • "If it weren't for me, you'd be rotting away in some stinking swamp in the Amazon!"

Still having difficulties with 'Swamp'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.


Do you have smart way of remembering 'Swamp'? Share it with us!