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flood

flood

 
pronunciation:
fluhd
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an overflow of water onto land that is not normally under water.
Our house was destroyed in the flood.
synonyms:
deluge
similar words:
cataract, torrent
definition 2: a great pouring out or flow.
There was a flood of anger when they closed the youth center.
antonyms:
trickle
similar words:
avalanche, deluge, gush, hail, overflow, stream, surge
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: flooded, flooding, floods
definition 1: to cover or fill with a flow of water.
The rains flooded the fields.
synonyms:
deluge, engulf, submerge
similar words:
cover, overflow, overrun
definition 2: to fill or overwhelm with too much of something.
Local radio stations were flooded with telephone calls.
synonyms:
deluge, swamp
similar words:
engulf, overwhelm
definition 3: to rise, pour, or overflow in a flood or as if in a flood.
The river has flooded twice this year.Students flooded into the hall.
synonyms:
overflow, stream
antonyms:
ebb
similar words:
cascade, flow, gush, pour, rise, surge
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