Translation of "deluge" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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delugenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdel.juːdʒ/ us /ˈdel.juːdʒ/

a very large amount of rain or water

This little stream can become a deluge when it rains heavily. 遇到暴雨的时候,这条小溪的水势就会猛涨。
a deluge of sth

a lot of something

The newspaper received a deluge of complaints/letters/phone calls about the article. 报社收到了关于这篇文章的大量投诉/信件/电话。

delugeverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /ˈdel.juːdʒ/ us /ˈdel.juːdʒ/

to cover something with a lot of water

The city was deluged when the river burst its banks. 河流决口淹没了这座城市。
figurative We've been deluged with (= have received a lot of) replies. 纷至沓来的回信使我们应接不暇。

(Translation of “deluge” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)