swamped


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swamped

1. mod. very, very busy. I can’t handle it now. I’m swamped.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Look at him! He’s swamped—stoned out of his mind.
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References in classic literature ?
They swamped her, but she emerged; they broke over her and covered her again; she issued forth indomitable.
Next it veered again so that we had to turn and run with it parallel to the coast to keep from being swamped in the trough of the seas.
Here, his calm consideration of a possibility was swamped by the fear that it was an actuality, and he lost the thread of his reasoning.
Again the fiat of the Plutocracy went forth, and the small business men and manufacturers swamped him with a flood of notices that he must discontinue running their old advertisements.
In the storm of last night," answered the Dolphin, "the little boat must have been swamped.
You ought to have taken his hat and coaxed him into stopping, instead of letting him be swamped by screaming women.
In half-an-hour I sighted the second one, swamped and bottom up, to which were desperately clinging Jock Horner, fat Louis, and Johnson.