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Swamp vs. Bog

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Swampnoun

A piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.

Bognoun

An area of decayed vegetation (particularly sphagnum moss) which forms a wet spongy ground too soft for walking; a marsh or swamp.

Swampnoun

A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.

Bognoun

(figuratively) Confusion, difficulty, or any other thing or place that impedes progress in the manner of such areas.

Swampverb

To drench or fill with water.

‘The boat was swamped in the storm.’;

Bognoun

(uncountable) The acidic soil of such areas, principally composed of peat; marshland, swampland.

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Swampverb

To overwhelm; to make too busy, or overrun the capacity of.

‘I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.’;

Bognoun

A place to defecate: originally specifically a latrine or outhouse but now used for any toilet.

Swampverb

(figurative) To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.

Bognoun

An act or instance of defecation.

Swampnoun

Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the seashore.

‘Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern.’; ‘A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only herbage, plants, and mosses.’;

Bognoun

A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.

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Swampverb

To plunge or sink into a swamp.

Bognoun

(obsolete) nodot=1: a bugbear, monster, or terror.

Swampverb

To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water.

Bognoun

(obsolete) Puffery, boastfulness.

Swampverb

Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.

‘The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped by the creation of twelve Tory peers.’; ‘Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus of a theory.’;

Bogverb

To sink or submerge someone or something into bogland.

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Swampverb

To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become involved in insuperable difficulties.

Bogverb

(figuratively) to prevent or slow someone or something from making progress.

Swampverb

To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be wrecked.

Bogverb

To sink and stick in bogland.

Swampnoun

low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog

Bogverb

(figuratively) To be prevented or impeded from making progress, to become stuck.

Swampnoun

a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables;

‘he was trapped in a medical swamp’;

Bogverb

To defecate, to void one's bowels.

Swampverb

drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged;

‘The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor’;

Bogverb

To cover or spray with excrement.

Swampverb

fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid;

‘the basement was inundated after the storm’; ‘The images flooded his mind’;

Bogverb

To make a mess of something.

Swamp

A swamp is a forested wetland. Swamps are considered to be transition zones because both land and water play a role in creating this environment.

Bogverb

To provoke, to bug.

Bogverb

To go away.

Bogadjective

(obsolete) Bold; boastful; proud.

Bognoun

A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass.

‘Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit,Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.’;

Bognoun

A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.

Bogverb

To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire.

‘At another time, he was bogged up to the middle in the slough of Lochend.’;

Bognoun

wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel

Bogverb

cause to slow down or get stuck;

‘The vote would bog down the house’;

Bogverb

get stuck while doing something;

‘She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation’;

Bognoun

an area of wet muddy ground that is too soft to support a heavy body

‘a peat bog’; ‘the island is a wilderness of bog and loch’; ‘a bog of legal complications’;

Bognoun

wetland with acid peaty soil, typically dominated by peat moss.

Bognoun

the toilet.

Bogverb

be or become stuck in mud or wet ground

‘the family Rover became bogged down on the beach road’;

Bogverb

be prevented from making progress in a task or activity

‘you must not get bogged down in detail’;

Bogverb

go away

‘I told him to bog off’;

Bogverb

start a task enthusiastically

‘if he saw a trucker in difficulty, he would just bog in and give a hand’;

Bog

A bog or bogland is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss. It is one of the four main types of wetlands.

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