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1‘several villages were cut off by the flood’
inundation, swamping, deluge
torrent, overflow, flash flood, freshet
2‘she came home in a flood of tears’
outpouring, torrent, rush, stream, gush, surge, cascade, flow
3‘a flood of complaints’
succession, series, string, chain
barrage, volley, battery
avalanche, torrent, stream, tide, spate, storm, shower, cascade, wave, rush, outpouring
1‘the dam burst, flooding a small town’
inundate, swamp, deluge, immerse, submerge, drown, engulf
2‘the major river in the area has already flooded’
overflow, burst its banks, brim over, run over
rare overbrim, disembogue
3‘imports were allowed to flood the domestic market’
glut, swamp, saturate, oversupply, overfill, overload, overwhelm
4‘congratulatory messages flooded in’
pour, stream, surge, swarm, pile, crowd, throng
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