floodverbuk us /flʌd/
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.
floodnounuk us /flʌd/
flood noun (WATER)
- The recent flood has swept away the footbridge.
- You should check your policy to see if you're covered for flood damage.
- After the flood, nothing remained of the village.
- The floods left thousands of people destitute.
- People living in low-lying areas were evacuated because of the floods.
flood noun (LARGE AMOUNT)