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delugenoun

us   /ˈdel·judʒ, -juʒ/
  • deluge noun (LARGE AMOUNT)

[C usually sing] a very large volume of something, more than can be managed: The newspaper received a deluge of complaints about the article.
  • deluge noun (RAIN)

[C] a very large amount of rain or water

delugeverb [T]

/ˈdel·judʒ, -juʒ/
  • deluge verb [T] (SEND LARGE AMOUNT)

to send a very large volume of something to someone: The senator’s office was deluged with calls asking for clarification.
(Definition of deluge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"deluge" in British English

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delugenoun [C]

uk   /ˈdel.juːdʒ/ us   /ˈdel.juːdʒ/

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.figurative We've been deluged with (= have received a lot of) replies.
(Definition of deluge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deluge”
in Vietnamese đại hồng thủy…
in Spanish diluvio, inundación…
in Malaysian banjir…
in Thai อุทกภัย…
in French déluge…
in German die Flut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Russian поток, лавина, ливень…
in Turkish tufan, yağmur veya sel baskını, afet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Indonesian air bah…
in Polish lawina, powódź…
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