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noun
  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.
Translations:
  • Dutch: overstroming , vloed
  • French: inondation(fr)f
  • German: Flut(de)f
  • Italian: marea <ref name=oxf-par /> , alluvione
  • Spanish: inundación(es)f
verb
  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.
  1. (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.
  1. ( context, internet, computing ) To paste numerous lines of text in IRC, usually resulting in an automated kick or ban.
Translations:
  • French: inonder(fr)
  • German: í¼berschwemmen, í¼berfluten
  • Italian: inondare, subissare <ref name=oxf-par />
Etymology: flod , from Old English flod, flÅd , from common Germanic
  • flÅduz, from Proto-Indo-European
  • plÅ-tu-, derived from
  • pleu- "to flow". Near cognates include German Flut and Gothic (flÅdus).



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