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swamp

2 verb
     
swamp2 [transitive]
1 [usually in passive] to suddenly give someone a lot of work, problems etc to deal with
be swamped by/with something
We've been swamped with phone calls since the advert appeared.
2 [usually in passive] to go somewhere or surround something in large numbers, especially in a short period of time
be swamped by/with something
In the summer the village is swamped by visitors.
3 to suddenly cover an area with a lot of water:
Huge waves swamped the vessel.

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