Meaning of “flood” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] uk us /flʌd/

B1 If a place floods or is flooded, it becomes covered in water:

[ often passive ] The town was flooded when the river burst its banks.
I left the taps running and flooded the bathroom.

B2 to fill or enter a place in large numbers or amounts:

Light flooded the room.
Shoppers flooded into the store.
flooding noun [ U ]

There is widespread flooding in the South.

(Definition of “flood verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)