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flood Tweet Definition of flood Like Definition of flood on Facebook
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.
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.
forbidden fruit Tweet Definition of forbidden fruit Like Definition of forbidden fruit on Facebook
noun
  1. The fruit forbidden to w:Adam, Adam.
  2. (idiom) Illicit pleasure; something that one should not take or get involved with, such as an another person's spouse.
forerunner Tweet Definition of forerunner Like Definition of forerunner on Facebook
noun
  1. a runner at the front or ahead
  2. a precursor or harbinger, a warning ahead
  3. a forebear, an ancestor, a predecessor
  4. (philately) a postage stamp used in the time before a region or area issues stamps of its own
fox Tweet Definition of fox Like Definition of fox on Facebook
noun
  1. A small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.
  2. Any of numerous species of small wild canids similar to the red fox, this term describing members of at least five genera (see the w:Fox, Wikipedia article on the fox).
  3. A fox terrier.
  4. A cunning person.
  5. (slang) An attractive woman.
verb (fox, es)
  1. (transitive) To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.
  2. (transitive) To confuse or baffle (someone).
This crossword puzzle has completely foxed me.
  1. (intransitive) To act slyly or craftily.
  2. (intransitive). To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.
The pages of the book show distinct foxing.

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