flood

phonetic symbol: / flʌ́d / 

flood - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a large flow
outpouring , overflow

[ noun ]
■ the act of flooding
■ filling to overflowing
flowage

[ noun ]
■ light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam
■ used in photography
flood lamp , floodlight , photoflood

[ noun ]
■ the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
e.g.)
・a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune
flood tide , rising tide

[ noun ]
■ the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
alluvion , deluge , inundation

[ noun ]
■ an overwhelming number or amount
e.g.)
・a flood of requests
deluge , inundation , torrent

[ verb ]
■ cover with liquid, usually water
e.g.)
・The swollen river flooded the village
・The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes

[ verb ]
■ become filled to overflowing
e.g.)
・Our basement flooded during the heavy rains

[ verb ]
■ fill quickly beyond capacity
■ as with a liquid
e.g.)
・The images flooded his mind
deluge , inundate , swamp

[ verb ]
■ supply with an excess of
e.g.)
・flood the market with tennis shoes
glut , oversupply

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