swamp (someone or something) with (something)

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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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"Although Heulwen went off to a big dairy farm, Gwendolyn stayed here and swamped us with milk, so I had to rapidly teach myself to make cheese, because Fonterra (New Zealand's co-operative dairy giant) will not pick up milk unless you have at least 50 cows in milk."
The Congress has simply swamped us with price rise and corruption.
Thermoflow believers swamped us with abuse and jargon - our favourite being that the magnets work through "central reverse polarity".
WE asked you to design an eco bag for Coventry and Warwickshire and you have swamped us with entries.
In the space of a few days, official reports have swamped us with bad news about life for ordinary citizens in Scotland.
In the last Welsh Assembly elections, Welsh Labour swamped us with literature with the dragon's tail as their emblem.
Youngsters across the region swamped us with entries telling us why they deserved to be chosen to join the Newcastle United captain on November 20.
Five songs in just over an hour tells its own story as they swamped us with myriad soundscapes and even the occasional lyric for good measure.
HUNDREDS of outraged readers swamped us with letters last week after we launched our Free the Bears campaign to save seven polar bears forced to perform circus tricks in 110F temperatures.
Angry readers - whose efforts to reclaim charges have been frustrated by the bank - have swamped us with their complaints.
When we asked you to show off your beloved dogs and show that the best in breeds at Britain's top dog show are not the only canine stars, you swamped us with pictures and letters saying why your pet is the pick of the pooches.