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Translation of "flood" - English-Spanish dictionary

flood

verb   /flʌd/
B1 to become covered with water inundarse Our basement flooded during the storm.
to fill or enter a place in large numbers or amounts inundar She opened the curtains and sunlight flooded the room.
noun   /flʌd/
B1 a large amount of water that covers an area that is usually dry riada, inundación The flood destroyed thousands of homes.
(Definition of flood from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

flood

noun /flad/
a great overflow of water inundación If it continues to rain like this, we shall have floods.
any great quantity torrente, avalancha a flood of fan mail.
flooding noun
an occasion when a great overflow of water takes place inundación The weather forecast warned that there was a risk of severe flooding.
floodgate noun
a gate that controls the flow of water in a river. compuerta, esclusa
open the floodgates
to suddenly become possible for a lot of things to happen that were previously prevented from happening and will be difficult to stop abrir las compuertas; dar la posibilidad Many employment law experts have warned the ruling will open the floodgates to the possibility of thousands of similar cases of legal action.
floodlight noun
a kind of very strong light often used to light up the outside of buildings etc foco The game was played under floodlights.
floodlighting noun
iluminación
floodlit adjective
iluminado
flood-tide noun
the rising tide. marea creciente
(Definition of flood from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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