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torrent

noun uk   /ˈtɒr.ənt/ us    /ˈtɔːr-/
[S] a sudden large or too large amount, especially one that seems to be uncontrolled: He let out a torrent of abuse/angry words. They are worried that the flow/trickle/stream of tourists could swell into an unmanageable torrent if there are no controls. [C] a large amount of water that is moving quickly: Heavy rainfall turned the river into a rushing/raging torrent.torrents [plural] large amounts: torrents of rain The rain came down/fell in torrents. We have received torrents of letters/requests/criticism.
Translations of “torrent”
in Spanish torrente…
in French torrent…
in German der Sturzbach…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指似乎无法控制的)狂潮,迸发, 洪流, 激流…
in Russian поток…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指似乎無法控制的)狂潮,迸發, 洪流, 激流…
in Turkish sel…
in Polish rwący strumień, potok…
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