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"flash flood" in British English

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flash floodnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​sudden and ​severeflood: The ​unusuallyheavyraincausedflashfloods in several ​mountainvillages.
(Definition of flash flood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flash floodnoun [C]

 us   /ˈflæʃ ˈflʌd/
a ​sudden, ​severe flood, usually caused by a ​heavyrain that ​falls over a ​shortperiod of ​time
(Definition of flash flood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flash flood”
in Chinese (Simplified) 骤发的洪水,暴洪…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驟發的洪水,暴洪…
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