Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of swamp.
  • noun An act of swamping (drenching or filling with water).

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • That provoked at least one commentator to recall Blunkett's use of the emotive term "swamping" nearly a decade ago to describe pressure from asylum seekers to be housed in new accommodation centres on local GP surgeries and schools.

    The Guardian World News

  • It resonated with the orb's magical signature, and Kamahl knew he had found the source of the magical call swamping his senses.

    Odyssey

  • It resonated with the orb's magical signature, and Kamahl knew he had found the source of the magical call swamping his senses.

    Odyssey

  • Bone-chilling conditions prompted distress calls swamping customer service representatives on Friday, Jan. 16, at the AAA Call Center, just south of downtown Dayton.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • Europe and Asia have created "booming capital flows" that are "swamping" some markets,

    Foreign Cash Boosts Hong Kong Assets

  • ‘Labour colluded with anti-asylum sentiment to such a degree that even when they did get control of the system and numbers fell fast, they kept tightening the screw, which implied "swamping" was in progress.’

    Swamp Thing

  • ‘Labour colluded with anti-asylum sentiment to such a degree that even when they did get control of the system and numbers fell fast, they kept tightening the screw, which implied "swamping" was in progress.’

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • However you cut it, I'm not "swamping" any ERs anywhere with a dozen patients a month.

    How to Really Piss Me Off

  • Britain's Labour government, for example, quickly promoted hard-line legislation designed to crack down on asylum seekers who were, in the words of one minister, "swamping" schools and doctors 'offices.

    The Fear Factor

  • Anyway, one day this year, I was in the my music room and I'm kind of swamping out on a cool guitar and getting kind of that Creedency vibe going.

    Healing Old Hostilities: John Fogerty's 'Revival'

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.