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Definition of Swamp

Swamp

  1. Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the seashore.
  2. To plunge or sink into a swamp.
  3. To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water.
  4. Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
  5. To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become involved in insuperable difficulties.
  6. To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be wrecked.

Swamp Quotations

My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another. Like lily pads, round and green, these places summoned and then held me up while I grew. Each prepared me for the next leaf on which I would land, and in this way I moved across the swamp of doubt and fear.
Anne Lamott

Singapore has been incredibly well-managed. It was created out of the swamp, with a strong emotional idea: a safe place for mostly Chinese, but accepting other cultures and other races.
Nicolas Berggruen

I think the fascination with zombies is that they don't obey the rules of monsters. The first rule of monsters is that you have to go find them. You have to make a conscious choice to go to the swamp or the desert or the abandoned summer camp.
Max Brooks

I just didn't want to get out there anymore; I didn't want to get back into what I call 'the swamp.' And the other reason why is I don't think it's good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama's got plenty of critics - and I'm just not gonna be one.
George W. Bush

Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.
D. H. Lawrence
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Swamp Translations

swamp in Dutch is broek, drasland, moeras, moer
swamp in Finnish is suo
swamp in German is Sumpf
swamp in Italian is palude
swamp in Spanish is pantano
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