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"deluge" in British English

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delugenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdel.juːdʒ/

delugeverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /ˈdel.juːdʒ/
to ​cover something with a lot of ​water: The ​city was deluged when the ​riverburstitsbanks.figurative We've been deluged with (= have ​received a lot of)replies.
(Definition of deluge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deluge" in American English

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delugenoun

 us   /ˈdel·judʒ, -juʒ/
  • deluge noun (LARGE AMOUNT)

[C usually sing] a very ​largevolume of something, more than can be ​managed: The ​newspaperreceived a deluge of ​complaints about the ​article.
  • deluge noun (RAIN)

[C] a very ​largeamount of ​rain or ​water

delugeverb [T]

 /ˈdel·judʒ, -juʒ/
  • deluge verb [T] (SEND LARGE AMOUNT)

to ​send a very ​largevolume of something to someone: The senator’s ​office was deluged with ​callsasking for ​clarification.
(Definition of deluge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deluge”
in Spanish diluvio, inundación…
in Vietnamese đại hồng thủy…
in Malaysian banjir…
in Thai อุทกภัย…
in French déluge…
in German die Flut…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Turkish tufan, yağmur veya sel baskını, afet…
in Russian поток, лавина, ливень…
in Indonesian air bah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Polish lawina, powódź…
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