Swamping
Swamp Swamp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swamped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swamping}.] 1. To plunge or sink into a swamp. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck. [1913 Webster]

The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped by the creation of twelve Tory peers. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster]

Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus of a theory. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]


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