Definition of 'torrent'
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Yet to challenge the need for surgery is to invite a torrent of abuse and persecution. Times, Sunday Times (2017)To emerge from the dugout to a torrent of abuse when things again are going wrong. The Sun (2012)But the hot weather also brought thunderstorms and torrents of rain in its wake. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They arrived in minutes as the intruder unleashed a torrent of abuse. The Sun (2011)The officer was then subjected to a torrent of racial abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His action unleashed a torrent of criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And this unleashed a torrent as all the others joined in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These can be accompanied by fierce thunder, lightning and torrents of rain. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was rewarded with a torrent of foul-mouthed abuse. The Sun (2009)His clothes are soaked by the torrent of rain, and he is weary. Christianity Today (2000)In the age of Twitter it became the provocation for a torrent of abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They unleashed a torrent of abuse at the former Gunners defender. The Sun (2012)And yet, not a peep from men and a veritable torrent of abuse from women. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the heat wave soon turned into thunderstorms, torrents of rain and hail. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Council carers have refused to look after her because she hurls torrents of abuse at them and has hit them with her walking stick. The Sun (2009)RAB would have faced a torrent of redemption notices from disgruntled investors. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I am ashamed to admit that what he got instead was a torrent of abuse. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)The English forces were hopelessly exposed without shelter as torrents of freezing rain lashed down and the ground turned into a quagmire. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is a 27-year-old who offered a sincere view on a divisive issue and who received a torrent of abuse as a result. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was shaken to face a torrent of criticism from Africans, including other leaders. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The internet has unleashed a torrent of angry rebellion against the country's media and academic Establishment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At this, the dam bursts and a torrent of well-known faces and sporting legends begin removing themselves from a hundred different hiding places. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I can't imagine any other broadcasting organisation that would allow a live two-hour torrent of criticism to remain on air. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. torrent is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'torrent'
British English: torrent NOUN
A torrent is a lot of water falling or flowing rapidly or violently.
Torrents of water gushed into the reservoir.
Definition of torrent from the Collins English Dictionary
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