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English definition of “flood”

flood

verb [I, T]
 
 
/flʌd/
WATER 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.Floods, tides and currentsWater in general
FILL B2 to fill or enter a place in large numbers or amounts: Light flooded the room. Shoppers flooded into the store.Filling and completingFull
flooding noun [U] There is widespread flooding in the South.
(Definition of flood verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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