flood

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
flood

Plural
floods

  1. A flood happens when there has been a lot of rain in a short time and the water covers the ground.
    The storm brought heavy rains, and the resulting flood caused $14 million in damage to crops.

Verb[change]

Plain form
flood

Third-person singular
floods

Past tense
flooded

Past participle
flooded

Present participle
flooding

  1. If a place is flooded, the water covers the ground and often causes a lot of damage.
    In 2005, a hurricane brought so much rain that much of Louisiana was flooded, killing many people, and destroying large parts of the city.
  2. To flood means to overwhelm.
    The market has been flooded with boy band recordings.
    Stop flooding the editorial office with your complaints.