[ verb ] fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
"the basement was inundated after the storm" "The images flooded his mind"
Used in print(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
The wraith-like events of the last few days flooded David 's mind and he rubbed his unshaved chin and felt again the ache in his kidneys caused by his saddle odyssey from Boston .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
The terrible vision of the ghetto streets flooded his mind .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Memory flooded him the instant he opened his eyes and the sick feeling knotted his stomach .
[ noun ] (geology) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Solar activities could presumably bring long periods of flood or drought .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
If there was a fire or a flood he would save Mama first and Violet next .
[ verb ] cover with liquid, usually water
"The swollen river flooded the village" "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
Used in print(David Alexander, Bloodstain....)
His eyes were threaded by little filaments of red as if tiny veins had burst and flooded blood into them .
[ noun ] a large flow
Used in print("Editorials"...)
The flood is not as great - only 700 a week according_to one apparently conservative account - but it is symptomatic .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Political theoretical understanding , although almost at a standstill during this century , did develop during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries , and resulted in a flood of inventions which increased the possibility for man to coexist with man .
[ noun ] (photography) light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
Used in print(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
She went_into the living_room and turned_on three lamps , then back into the kitchen where she turned_on the ceiling light and the switch that lit the floods on the barn , illuminating the driveway .(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
I 'll switch_on the floods '' .
[ noun ] an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"
Used in print(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)
After a flood of protests , they were reinstated at the beginning of 1953 .(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)
It could halt a flood of Communist arms and strategic supplies now reaching Castro .
[ verb ] become filled to overflowing
"Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1997