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flood /flood/
  • danh từ
    • lũ, lụt, nạn lụt
      • the Flood; Noah's Flood: nạn Hồng thuỷ
    • dòng cuồn cuộn; sự tuôn ra, sự chảy tràn ra ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
      • floods of rain: mưa như trút nước
      • a flood of tears: nước mắt giàn giụa
      • a flood of words: lời nói thao thao bất tuyệt
    • nước triều lên ((cũng) flood-tide)
    • (thơ ca) sông, suối biển
      • flood and field: niển và đất
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục), (như) flood-light
    • ngoại động từ
      • làm lụt, làm ngập, làm ngập nước
      • làm tràn đầy, làm tràn ngập
        • to be flooded with light: tràn ngập ánh sáng
        • to be flooded with invitention: được mời tới tấp
    • nội động từ
      • ((thường) + in) ùa tới, tràn tới, đến tới tấp
        • letters flood in: thư gửi đến tới tấp
      • (y học) bị chảy máu dạ con
      • to be flooded out
        • phải rời khỏi nhà vì lụt lội
    Concise Dictionary
    +the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    +an overwhelming number or amount
    +light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
    +a large flow
    +the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
    +the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
    +fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    +cover with liquid, usually water
    +supply with an excess of
    +become filled to overflowing

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 inundation, deluge, overflow(ing), débâcle:
    The hurricane was accompanied by a devastating flood.
    2 torrent, cataract, freshet, overflow, stream, spate:
    A flood of lava poured down the mountain.
    3 abundance, deluge, overflowing, surge, outpouring, torrent, tide, tidal wave, stream, rush, flow, glut, surfeit, satiety, profusion, over-abundance, superabundance, nimiety, plethora, excess, surplus, superfluity:
    A flood of invective poured from her lips.
    4 inundate, submerge, overflow, swamp, immerse, deluge, pour over, drown:
    The water flooded everything in the basement.
    5 overwhelm, glut, oversupply, saturate, choke:
    The market is being flooded with cheap imitations.
    6 sweep, flow, swarm, surge, rush, crowd, pour:
    As soon as the doors opened, the people flooded in.
    7 permeate, fill, engulf, cover, pour into or throughout or over:
    I open the curtain and sunlight floods the room.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C, U] a large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry: The heavy rain has caused floods in many parts of the country. + flood water / damage + Police have issued flood warnings for Nevada. + an appeal to help flood victims + the Thames flood barrier + The river is in flood (= has more water in it than normal and has caused a flood).
    See also - FLASH FLOOD
    large number
    2 [C] ~ (of sth) a very large number of things or people that appear at the same time: a flood of complaints + a flood of refugees + The child was in floods of tears (= crying a lot).
    in bible
    3 (the Flood) [sing.] the great flood that covered the world in the Bible story: before the Flood (= a very long time ago)
    + verb
    fill with water
    1 if a place floods or sth floods it, it becomes filled or covered with water: [V] The cellar floods whenever it rains heavily. + [VN] If the pipe bursts it could flood the whole house.
    of river
    2 to become so full that it spreads out onto the land around it: [V] When the Ganges floods, it causes considerable damage. + [VN] The river flooded the valley.
    large numbers
    3 [V] ~ in / into / out of sth to arrive or go somewhere in large numbers: Refugees continue to flood into neighbouring countries. + Telephone calls came flooding in from all over the country.
    4 [VN] [usually passive] ~ sb/sth with sth to send sth somewhere in large numbers: The office was flooded with applications for the job. + We've been flooded with complaints.
    5 [VN] ~ sth (with sth) to become or make sth become available in a place in large numbers: Cheap imported goods are flooding the market. + A man who planned to flood Britain with cocaine was jailed for 15 years.
    of feeling / thought
    6 to affect sb suddenly and strongly: [V, +adv./prep.] A great sense of relief flooded over him. + Memories of her childhood came flooding back. + [VN] The words flooded him with self-pity.
    of light / colour
    7 to spread suddenly into sth; to cover sth: [V, +adv./prep.] She drew the curtains and the sunlight flooded in. + [VN] She looked away as the colour flooded her cheeks. + The room was flooded with evening light.
    8 [V, VN] if an engine floods or if you flood it, it becomes so full of petrol/gas that it will not start
    flooded adjective: flooded fields
    flooding noun [U]: There will be heavy rain with flooding in some areas.
    Phrasal Verbs: flood sb<->out [usually passive] to force sb to leave their home because of a flood
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 large amount of water


    devastating, great, heavy, severe | summer, winter


    Heavy rainfall in the mountains caused the floods.


    hit sth, strike sth
    This summer the region was struck by devastating floods.
    | inundate sth
    The meadowland was inundated by heavy floods.
    | cause sth
    The flood caused widespread destruction.
    | subside
    The floods are slowly subsiding.


    water/waters | alert, damage, victim | control, defence, prevention, protection, relief


    be in (full) flood
    The river was in full flood (= had flooded its banks).

    2 large number/amount


    great | constant | sudden


    inundate sb/sth
    She was inundated by floods of fan mail.


    ~ of
    a great flood of refugees


    in floods of tears
    (= crying a lot)The little girl was in floods of tears.



    be liable to
    The area near the river is liable to flood.


    be badly flooded
    The village had been badly flooded.

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