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  • adj. very busy; having too much to do
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of swamp.


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  • And swamped -- _swamped_ with her dirty old carrot water.

    The Lost Girl

  • Being swamped is kind of a lame excuse, because as time goes by and as the data volumes go up, the data systems for dealing with the data get better even faster.

    NASA ESMD PAO Statement Regarding Release of LRO Imagery - NASA Watch

  • When an outpouring of phone calls swamped Congress on November 6th as Kucinich's words hit CSPAN: "Wherefore Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office," the lid on the simmering pot briefly bubbled over.

    Next Impeach Target: Major Campaign Contributors

  • Chertoff said an untold number probably will be found dead in swamped homes, temporary shelters where many went for days without food or clean water, or even in the streets once the water is drained from New Orleans, which could take a month or more.


  • North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said torrential rain and water from the overflowing Yalu, or Amnok as it's known in Korean, swamped houses, public buildings, and farmland in more than five villages near Sinuiju, the city opposite Dandong.

    Eyewitness News

  • People fled their homes in panic and phone calls swamped police.


  • So the good ones are kind of swamped in the huge mass of the mediocre rest.

    Imagination And Abstraction

  • However, the HiRise on MRO somehow manages a continuous stream of public images, even though it was 30 times "swamped" compared to the previous imager on the Mars Odyssey orbiter.

    NASA ESMD PAO Statement Regarding Release of LRO Imagery - NASA Watch

  • During the same period the Assembly's own committees have, on the other hand, fully completed consideration and reported on 7 actual proposed LCOs, with no suggestion that this has imposed an excessive strain on the Assembly's more limited resources and certainly no claim that the system is being "swamped".

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • So the Committee's claims about its performance during the first year of the process obviously does not support any suggestion that the system is being "swamped".

    Archive 2008-08-01


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