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English definition of “flood”

flood

verb [I or T]
 
 
/flʌd/
to enter or leave a place in large numbers or amounts: Record public spending, fueled by high oil prices, is flooding the country's flourishing economy with cash. Electronic gadgets have flooded the market in recent years.flood in from somewhere Turnover continues to increase as orders flood in from around the world.flood into/out of sth Foreign money has been flooding into the London property market for several years now.
[T, usually passive] to send something such as letters, emails, or requests in large numbers to a person or organization: Unwanted email – or spam – is flooding inboxes at an unprecedented rate.be flooded with orders/requests/calls The phone lines were flooded with calls from worried and angry consumers.flood sth with sth Overseas students continue to flood colleges with applications for courses.
(Definition of flood verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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