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deluge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Meteorology
delugedel‧uge1 /ˈdeljuːdʒ/ noun [countable]  1 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT[usually singular] a large amount of something such as letters or questions that someone gets at the same time syn flooddeluge of Viewers sent a deluge of complaints about the show.2 HEMWATER formal a large flood, or period when there is a lot of rain syn flood
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delugeNevertheless, they failed to stop a deluge of complaints about the collection's shortcomings and María Corral's personal tastes.A deluge of medals somehow makes the effort look more meaningful, no matter how little valor accompanies it.The ceaseless deluge had turned the small front yard of the cottage into a swamp.The new wind brought rain, and not just showers, but a constant soaking deluge flying sometimes straight at us.At this stage, almost overwhelmed by the deluge of war, there is perhaps nothing to say that is not banal.Dotson was on the road during the deluge, and said he couldn't believe it when he heard the news.A rancher who heard the deluge coming loaded his family in his truck and began to dash to safety.Many homes in Jakarta were flooded in the Indonesian capital's worst deluge for years.deluge ofAre your savings being eroded by the deluge of bills that arrive every month?
delugedeluge2 verb [transitive]  1 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTto send a very large number of letters, questions etc to someone all at the same time syn floodbe deluged with something He was deluged with phone calls from friends and colleagues, congratulating him. Grammar Deluge is usually passive in this meaning.2 formalWATER to cover something with a lot of water syn flood
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delugeSometimes I seemed to be nothing but grievance and distress, like a human storm looking for something to deluge.Their dealers, too, deluged Capitol Hill.The unprecedented downpour deluged the nearby Spiceball Park Leisure centre.The building was evacuated, as flood water filled the basement.When a baby is newborn, friends, family, and even strangers deluge us with moral support and advice.His law offices in a small building on the southwestern edge of the city were deluged with calls and visits by reporters.Do the feds truly imagine some night Taylor will be deluged with enough wheelchair patrons to fill twenty-four tables?The jails where the demonstrators were held were deluged with letters and Christmas food parcels.Six hours before our meeting began, the city was deluged with torrential rain.be deluged with somethingHis law offices in a small building on the southwestern edge of the city were deluged with calls and visits by reporters.Do the feds truly imagine some night Taylor will be deluged with enough wheelchair patrons to fill twenty-four tables?The jails where the demonstrators were held were deluged with letters and Christmas food parcels.The couple were deluged with rice and we all walked back to the bride's parental home afterwards.Six hours before our meeting began, the city was deluged with torrential rain.
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