As nouns the difference between swamp and mbuga
is that swamp
is a piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes while mbuga
is a heavy dark clay soil found in parts of africa.
As a verb swamp
is to drench or fill with water.
* (l) (obsolete)
A piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.
A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.
* swamp gum
* swamp wallaby
To drench or fill with water.
To overwhelm; to make too busy, or overrun the capacity of.
- The boat was swamped in the storm.
* 2006 ,
- I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.
New York Times,
(figurative) To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
* J. R. Green
- Mr. Spitzer’s defeat of his Democratic opponent ... ended a primary season in which Hillary Rodham Clinton swamped an antiwar challenger for renomination to the Senate.
* W. Hamilton
- The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped by the creation of twelve Tory peers.
- Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus of a theory
A heavy dark clay soil found in parts of Africa.
A seasonal swamp in East Africa.