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Etymology

Middle English flod, from Old English flōd, from common Germanic *flōduz, from Proto-Indo-European *plō-tu-, derived from *pleu- "to flow". Near cognates include German Flut and Gothic (flōdus).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
flood

Plural
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  1. A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
  2. (figuratively) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.

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Verb

Infinitive
to flood

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to flood (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To overflow.
  2. To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
    The floor was flooded with beer.
    They flooded the room with sewage.
  3. (figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than can easily be dealt with.
    The station's switchboard was flooded with listeners making complaints.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003 (in collaboration with Oxford University Press). ISBN 8839551107. Online version here

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