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  • n  the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
  • n  an overwhelming number or amount
    a flood of requests
  • n  light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
  • n  a large flow
  • n  the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
  • n  the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
    a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
  • v  fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    The images flooded his mind
  • v  cover with liquid, usually water
    The swollen river flooded the village
    The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes
  • v  supply with an excess of
    flood the market with tennis shoes
  • v  become filled to overflowing
    Our basement flooded during the heavy rains

  • Picture 440 people obsessed with the tragic and the safe, people who get excited about earthquake "shake maps" and righteous about flood insurance.
  • South Korea rejected North Korea's explanation for a sudden, deadly release of dam water, saying Tuesday that Pyongyang should clarify more thoroughly and apologize for flooding .
  • With the great Mississippi flood of 1927 quietly seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, attention turned toward preventing the river from ever again driving valley-dwellers from their .
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