Synonyms of 'flood'
to supply excess petrol to (a petrol engine) so that it cannot work properlyThis is the sort of flood dreaded by cavers.
A dozen homes were damaged in the deluge.
a sudden downpour of rain
They moved furniture from houses threatened with imminent inundation.
Carpeting is damaged from the overflow of water from a bathtub.
The rain came down in torrents.
an incomprehensible spate of words
a large amount of waterThe administration is trying to stem the flood of refugees.
a large amountHe received a flood of complaints.
a large amountShe broke into a flood of tears.
to cover or become covered with waterThe house was flooded.
The electrodes are immersed in liquid.
The river burst its banks, swamping a mobile home park.
The river burst its banks, submerging an entire village.
Their neighbourhood is being inundated by the rising waters.
Torrential rain deluged the capital.
The country would be drowned in blood.
cover with water
to fill to overflowingMany streams have flooded their banks.
to cover or become covered with waterLarge numbers of immigrants flooded the area.
to put a large number of goods on sale on (a market) at the same time, often at a cheap pricea policy aimed at flooding Europe with exports
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in the sense of avalanche
a sudden or overwhelming quantity of anything
He was greeted with an avalanche of publicity.
in the sense of barrage
a continuous delivery of questions, complaints, etc.
a barrage of angry questions from the floor
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Thesaurus for flood from the Collins English Thesaurus