I. flood flood 1 [flʌd] verb
1. [transitive] to send a large number of things such as letters or requests to an organization:
flood something with

• Dealers flooded Congress with angry letters.

• Swiss banks have been flooded with deposits and loan requests from blue-chip American firms.

2. [intransitive] to arrive in large numbers:
flood in/​into/​across etc

• Donations have been flooding in since we launched the appeal.

• As his corruption became evident, the usually tolerant Brazilians flooded onto the streets and drove Mr Collor out.

3. flood the market to make a product available in large quantities, perhaps with the result that its price falls:

• Auto-makers have been flooding the market with late-model used cars.

  [m0] II. flood flood 2 noun [uncountable]
a large number of things or people that arrive at the same time:
flood of

• The last-minute flood of applications means most small investors will probably be allocated fewer than 400 shares.

• The flood of credit into the housing market fuelled house-price inflation.

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flood UK US /flʌd/ verb [I or T]
to enter or leave a place in large numbers or amounts: »

Record public spending, fueled by high oil prices, is flooding the country's flourishing economy with cash.


Electronic gadgets have flooded the market in recent years.

flood in from somewhere »

Turnover continues to increase as orders flood in from around the world.

flood into/out of sth »

Foreign money has been flooding into the London property market for several years now.

[T, usually passive] to send something such as letters, emails, or requests in large numbers to a person or organization: »

Unwanted email – or spam – is flooding inboxes at an unprecedented rate.

be flooded with orders/requests/calls »

The phone lines were flooded with calls from worried and angry consumers.

flood sth with sth »

Overseas students continue to flood colleges with applications for courses.

flood UK US /flʌd/ noun [C]
a large number or amount of people or things: »

Fund managers are surprised how quickly the trickle of money leaving the country has become a flood.

a flood of sth »

A bumper harvest coupled with a flood of imports have pushed the price of sugar lower.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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