Commentary: FLOOD[+event] A disaster or geological event characterized by a very large amount of water.
There's a flood warning in effect until midnight.
Our house got washed away in a flash flood.
John's boots were still filled with flood water.
The Biblical Flood was a test of Noah's character.
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Commentary: An overwhelming amount of something. Can even refer to water, but not as a natural disaster.
The radio station had a flood of requests for the Beatles' "Yesterday".
When John asked her out on a date, Mary responded with a flood of insults and profanity.
The early 20th century saw a flood of Irish immigration to New York.
The flood of sound nearly knocked me over.
When I heard that John's hamster had died, I erupted into a flood of tears.
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Commentary: A flood light or a flood lamp. A piece of electric equipment.
The escaping prisoners got caught in the bright flood lights.
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Commentary: FLOOD[+event] An act of flooding. Usually just called "flooding".
The flood of the river during the spring thaw happens every year.
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Commentary: FLOOD[+event] Refers to the inward tide of the ocean. Probably only appears in old literature.
A tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. -Shakespeare
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