flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion(noun)
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
alluvial sediment, waterspout, pelter, soaker, deluge, floodlight, cloudburst, rising tide, overflow, alluvial deposit, downpour, alluvion, alluvium, flowage, inundation, flood tide, flood lamp, photoflood, outpouring, torrent
flood, inundation, deluge, torrent(noun)
an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
waterspout, pelter, soaker, deluge, floodlight, cloudburst, rising tide, overflow, violent stream, downpour, alluvion, flowage, inundation, flood tide, flood lamp, photoflood, outpouring, torrent
flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood(noun)
light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
flood, overflow, outpouring(noun)
a large flow
outflow, run, deluge, overspill, onslaught, runoff, discharge, rising tide, overflow, gush, spring, torrent, natural spring, alluvion, flowage, inundation, flood tide, flood lamp, bombardment, fountain, photoflood, outpouring, barrage, flush, floodlight
the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
flood tide, flood, rising tide(verb)
the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
"a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
deluge, flood, inundate, swamp(verb)
fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
"the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
cover with liquid, usually water
"The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
flood, oversupply, glut(verb)
supply with an excess of
"flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
stuff, scarf out, gorge, deluge, pig out, gourmandize, oversupply, swamp, englut, glut, satiate, overgorge, overindulge, inundate, engorge, binge, gormandize, ingurgitate, overeat, gormandise
become filled to overflowing
"Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
The flood referred to in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament.
To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.
The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.
To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.
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How to use flood in a sentence?
We may not know when it will happen, what size or the intensity of the (climate change) impact. But one thing we know for sure is that it will happen, we need to be prepared for that. You may build all the infrastructure you want, but then suddenly there is a flood and you lose everything.
The river is already above flood stage and will continue to rise through today and tomorrow, the situation will get worse before it gets better.
Apprehensive, a little bit scared, it continues to rise and I’m plugging holes in my levee and hoping that my fields don't flood…it’s a scary situation. I’m hoping for the best but it could be worse than I ever imagined.
What we tend to see is ‘out of sight, out of mind', if we don’t have active hurricane flooding, even though there are a lot of flood events that occur with regularity, people don’t tend to think about purchasing insurance or doing something to help mitigate the chances of loss.
Flood insurance isn't going to cover this worth a darn. Federal Emergency Management Agency is worthless, they don't have any money, nobody has any money.
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- طوفان, فيضانArabic
- заливам, наводнявам, наводнение, изобилиеBulgarian
- inundacióCatalan, Valencian
- záplava, zaplavit, povodeň, potopaCzech
- oversvømmelse, oversvømmeDanish
- Hochwasser, Flut, überfluten, Überschwemmung, Überflutung, überschwemmen, überfüllenGerman
- πλημμυρίζω, πλημμύρα, χείμαρροςGreek
- inundo, inundi, pluvegoEsperanto
- inundación, avenida, diluvioSpanish
- üleujutus, veetulvEstonian
- tulva, hukuttaa, tukkia, tulviaFinnish
- submerger, inonder, noyer, inondationFrench
- dûke, oerstreamingWestern Frisian
- tuilScottish Gaelic
- מבול, שיטפוןHebrew
- inondasyonHaitian Creole
- ár, özön, árvíz, áradatHungarian
- hlaupa, flóðIcelandic
- marea, alluvione, allagare, inondare, subissare, inondazione, straripareItalian
- 洪水, 氾濫Japanese
- 홍수, 洪水, 한물, 넘치다Korean
- lês, avrabûn, lêser, لافاو, lehîKurdish
- inundatio, inundare, diluviare, diluviumLatin
- potvynis, poplūdisLithuanian
- plūdi, paliLatvian
- banjir, bah, ampuhMalay
- overstromen, overstroming, vloedDutch
- flaumNorwegian Nynorsk
- tó yíląądNavajo, Navaho
- inondacion, aigatOccitan
- zalewać, potop, natłok, powódź, potok, ogrom, nawałPolish
- enchente, dilúvio, enxurrada, cheia, floodar, inundar, alagar, inundação, transbordarPortuguese
- revărsa, inundație, inundaRomanian
- потоп, паводок, наплыв, наводнение, затопитьRussian
- pȍplava, potòpiti, popláviti, поплава, потоп, potop, preplávitiSerbo-Croatian
- poplava, preplaviti, poplaviti, povodenjSlovene
- översvämning, svämma över, översvämmaSwedish
- mafuriko, gharikaSwahili
- వెల్లువ, ముంచెత్తు, వరద, వెల్లువెత్తుTelugu
- อุทกภัย, น้ำท่วมThai
- повінь, потопUkrainian
- lụt, nạn lụtVietnamese
- grossès aiwesWalloon
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