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Meaning of “torrent” in the English Dictionary

"torrent" in British English

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torrentnoun

uk   /ˈtɒr.ənt/  us   /ˈtɔːr-/
[S] a ​suddenlarge or too ​largeamount, ​especially one that ​seems to be ​uncontrolled: He ​let out a torrent ofabuse/​angry words. They are ​worried that the ​flow/​trickle/​stream of ​tourists could ​swell into anunmanageable torrent if there are no ​controls. [C] a ​largeamount of ​water that is ​movingquickly: Heavy ​rainfallturned the ​river into a ​rushing/​raging torrent.torrents [plural] largeamounts: torrents of ​rain The ​rain came down/​fell in torrents. We have ​received torrents of ​letters/​requests/​criticism.
(Definition of torrent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"torrent" in American English

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torrentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɔr·ənt, ˈtɑr-/
a ​largestream of ​water that moves very ​fast: Heavy ​stormsturned the ​river into a ​raging torrent. fig. The TV ​stationreceived torrents of ​angryletters (= many of them).
torrential
adjective [not gradable]  us   /təˈren·tʃəl/
The torrential rains caused ​mudslides.
(Definition of torrent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"torrent" in Business English

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torrentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtɒrənt/
a large ​number or ​amount of something: a torrent of sth We got a torrent of e-mails ​complaining about the ​advertisement. a torrent of criticism/​abuse
(Definition of torrent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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