swamp
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swamp(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. el pantano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Every year the birds leave the river swamps to fly south.Cada año los pájaros dejan lo pantanos del río para volar al sur.
b. la ciénaga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rain had turned the field into a swamp.La lluvia había convertido el campo en una ciénaga.
c. la marisma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(near the sea)
A cloud of insects rose from the swamp.Una nube de insectos surgió de la marisma.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to overwhelm)
a. abrumar
I can't go out this weekend because our professor swamped us with homework.No puedo salir este fin de semana porque nuestro profesor nos abrumó de deberes.
b. inundar
We've been swamped with offers since we put the house up for sale.Nos han inundado de ofertas desde que pusimos la casa en venta.
c. agobiar
The chocolate store is usually swamped with orders on Valentines Day.El chocolatería es normalmente agobiado de pedidos el Día de San Valentín.
3. (to flood)
a. inundar
The roads were swamped by the rain.Los caminos quedaron inundados por la lluvia.
b. anegar
The tidal wave swamped and flooded the resort town.El maremoto anegó y inundó el complejo turístico.
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swamp
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el pantano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
swamp feverpaludismo m, malaria f
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (flood)
a. anegar, inundar
3. (fig)
a.
to be swamped with workestar desomebodyordado(a) de trabajo
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swamp [swɒmp]
noun
pantano (m); ciénaga (f); marisma (f)
transitive verb
1 [+land] inundar; [+boat] hundir
2 abrumar;with con; agobiar;with de
they have been swamped with applications se han visto abrumados or desbordados por las solicitudes; we're swamped with work estamos agobiados de trabajo
modifier
swamp fever (n) paludismo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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