1. overwhelm with too much of something






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I'm swamped with work at the moment

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As a noun, a 'swamp' refers to ground where still water collects such as a bog or a marsh. As a verb to 'swamp' means to overwhelm, usually, with too much work or information. This is an informal expression but you will find it used in social and professional contexts. You might hear someone say 'I am swamped' if they want to communicate that they are very busy, for example.

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  1. In the cold and dark of winter, negative thoughts can swamp you if you're not careful.
  2. I am afraid I am swamped with work this evening. I won't make it to dinner.
  3. I don't want to swamp you with too much information so I've left a note with instructions in the kitchen.

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  1. I'm swamped with work at the moment. I really don't know how I'm going to get through it all!
  2. The reason that our products are swamping the market is because they are so much cheaper than those of our competitors.

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