Translation of "flood" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] (COVER WITH WATER) 淹没 uk us /flʌd/

to cause to fill or become covered with water, especially in a way that causes problems

Our washing machine broke down yesterday and flooded the kitchen. 我们的洗衣机昨天坏了,把厨房里弄得净是水。
The whole town flooded when the river burst its banks. 河水决堤,整个镇子都淹了。
Several families living by the river were flooded out (= forced to leave their houses because they became covered with water). 住在河边的几户人家因洪水被迫撤离。

(Translation of “flood verb (COVER WITH WATER)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)