flood verb (COVER WITH WATER)
- When the river flooded, the footbridge was swept away.
- The river burst its banks and flooded the surrounding fields.
- He left the bath running and flooded the bathroom.
- The severe cold caused a water main to burst and flood the street.
- This coastal area floods every year, so the local people build their houses on stilts.
flood verb (ARRIVE)
- Wearing scarves and hats which proclaimed their allegiance, the football fans flooded into the bar.
- There are few jobs for the peasants who have flooded into the cities from the poverty-stricken countryside in search of work.
- Offers of help have been flooding in since news of the disaster first emerged.
- Messages of support have been flooding in since she announced her decision to stand for president.
- Memories of childhood flooded back as she looked through the photographs.
flood noun (WATER)
in floods of tears UK