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deluge

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈdel.juːdʒ/
a very large amount of rain or water: This little stream can become a deluge when it rains heavily.a deluge of sth a lot of something: The newspaper received a deluge of complaints/letters/phone calls about the article.

deluge

verb [T usually passive] uk   us   /ˈdel.juːdʒ/
to cover something with a lot of water: The city was deluged when the river burst its banks.figurative We've been deluged with (= have received a lot of) replies.
Translations of “deluge”
in Vietnamese đại hồng thủy…
in Spanish diluvio, inundación…
in Thai อุทกภัย…
in Malaysian banjir…
in French déluge…
in German die Flut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Indonesian air bah…
in Russian поток, лавина, ливень…
in Turkish tufan, yağmur veya sel baskını, afet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Polish lawina, powódź…
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