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English definition of “flood”

flood

noun (WATER)    /flʌd/
B1 [C or U] a large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry: After the flood it took weeks for the water level to go down. The river is in flood (= water has flowed over its banks) again.Floods, tides and currents in floods of tears UK crying a lot: I found her in floods of tears in the toilets.Weeping and crying the Flood (in the Bible) a flood sent by God that covered the whole Earth as a punishmentThe Bible - people, events and places
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