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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. 遇到暴雨的時候,這條小溪的水勢就會猛漲。
a deluge of sth

a lot of something

The newspaper received a deluge of complaints/letters/phone calls about the article. 報館收到了關於這篇文章的大量投訴/信件/電話。

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. 河流潰堤淹沒了這個城市。
figurative We've been deluged with (= have received a lot of) replies. 紛至遝來的回信使我們應接不暇。

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