Though the red tide is rising, overconfidence can swamp even the best campaign strategists.
Later in the spring, she and Elisabeth saw another kind of heron, an American bittern, skulking in some grass by a swamp.
Yeager took the photo while balancing on a raft in a muddy Jamaican swamp.
When the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department stepped into AIG, it was obvious they were wading into a swamp.
Though fictional, Foxx comes to life through a recorded track by a real cult funk legend, swamp Dogg.
We plunged into a swamp which took us five hours to get through.
Thus laden with enough to fill the stomach that had "nothing in it," I returned to the swamp.
The British force was two companies of picked light infantry, posted under cover of a swamp.
Before I made my appearance in the morning he had carried them away to the swamp.
Whether starved to death in some swamp, whether torn to pieces by dogs, or killed by the rifles of his pursuers, they knew not.
1624 (first used by Capt. John Smith, in reference to Virginia), perhaps a dialectal survival from an Old English cognate of Old Norse svoppr "sponge, fungus," from Proto-Germanic *swampuz; but traditionally connected with Middle English sompe "morass, swamp," probably from Middle Dutch somp or Middle Low German sump "swamp." Related to Old Norse svöppr "sponge." Swamp Yankee "rural, rustic New Englander" is attested from 1941.
"overwhelm, sink (as if in a swamp)," 1772, from swamp (n.). Figurative sense is from 1818. Related: Swamped; swamping.