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swamp (someone or something) with (something)

1. To cover someone or something with a large amount of something, especially water. Often used in passive constructions. Heavy rainfall swamped the paths with water, making the mountain totally inaccessible. The tiny village was swamped with mud as a result of the landslide.
2. To fill a boat or ship with water, especially to the point of sinking. Often used in passive constructions. A huge wave swelled up and swamped the boat with ice-cold water. Our ship was being swamped with water, so we had to swim for shore if we wanted to survive.
3. To surround someone or something with something overpowering or pervasive, especially an odor. Often used in passive constructions. His cooking swamped the house with the smell of onions and garlic. I walked in the door and was instantly swamped with the stale stench of cigarettes, booze, and unwashed men.
4. To burden or overwhelm someone or something with a large amount of something. Often used in passive constructions. Angry customers began swamping the customer service department with complaints and threats. After the famous actor mentioned our company in one of his social media posts, we became swamped with orders from all over the country. I'd love to come see your game tomorrow, son, but I'm totally swamped with work right now.
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swamp someone or something with something

to cover or deluge someone or something with something. The flood swamped our property with river water. The many orders for their product swamped the small business with too much to do.
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The scene was then set to swamp us with yet another repeat of the Welsh miners strike on TV.
Knocking together a book jampacked with mini-biographies of our sporting greats may be considered less of a feat these days when the internet continues to swamp us with information of variable quality.
Unlike the lonely Crusoe, we live amid an embarrassment of literary (and not so literary) riches, an information and publishing glut that threatens to swamp us with its rising tide.
The radio will swamp us with syrup - "Mis for the million smiles she gave me..." But when I think of some famous mams, creepy is the word.