From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swamp \Swamp\, v. i.
   1. To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become
      involved in insuperable difficulties.
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   2. To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to
      capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swamp \Swamp\, n. [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D.
   zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. sv["o]ppr, Dan. &
   Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]
   Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but
   not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the
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         Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern.
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         A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing
         trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only
         herbage, plants, and mosses.             --Farming
                                                  Encyc. (E.
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   Swamp blackbird. (Zool.) See Redwing
   (b) .

   Swamp cabbage (Bot.), skunk cabbage.

   Swamp deer (Zool.), an Asiatic deer (Rucervus Duvaucelli)
      of India.

   Swamp hen. (Zool.)
   (a) An Australian azure-breasted bird (Porphyrio bellus);
       -- called also goollema.
   (b) An Australian water crake, or rail (Porzana Tabuensis);
       -- called also little swamp hen.
   (c) The European purple gallinule.

   Swamp honeysuckle (Bot.), an American shrub ({Azalea
      viscosa} syn. Rhododendron viscosa or {Rhododendron
      viscosum}) growing in swampy places, with fragrant flowers
      of a white color, or white tinged with rose; -- called
      also swamp pink and white swamp honeysuckle.

   Swamp hook, a hook and chain used by lumbermen in handling
      logs. Cf. Cant hook.

   Swamp itch. (Med.) See Prairie itch, under Prairie.

   Swamp laurel (Bot.), a shrub (Kalmia glauca) having small
      leaves with the lower surface glaucous.

   Swamp maple (Bot.), red maple. See Maple.

   Swamp oak (Bot.), a name given to several kinds of oak
      which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak
      (Quercus palustris), swamp white oak ({Quercus
      bicolor}), swamp post oak (Quercus lyrata).

   Swamp ore (Min.), bog ore; limonite.

   Swamp partridge (Zool.), any one of several Australian game
      birds of the genera Synoicus and Excalfatoria, allied
      to the European partridges.

   Swamp robin (Zool.), the chewink.

   Swamp sassafras (Bot.), a small North American tree of the
      genus Magnolia (Magnolia glauca) with aromatic leaves
      and fragrant creamy-white blossoms; -- called also {sweet

   Swamp sparrow (Zool.), a common North American sparrow
      (Melospiza Georgiana, or Melospiza palustris), closely
      resembling the song sparrow. It lives in low, swampy

   Swamp willow. (Bot.) See Pussy willow, under Pussy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swamp \Swamp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swamped; p. pr. & vb. n.
   1. To plunge or sink into a swamp.
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   2. (Naut.) To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to
      capsize or sink by whelming with water.
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   3. Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to
      overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
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            The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped
            by the creation of twelve Tory peers. --J. R. Green.
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            Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus
            of a theory.                          --Sir W.
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