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Synonyms of flood in English:


  • 1 a flood warning
    inundation, swamping, deluge, high water;
    torrent, overflow, flash flood, freshet, spate
  • 2 a flood of tears
    outpouring, torrent, rush, stream, gush, surge, cascade
  • 3 a flood of complaints
    succession, series, string, chain;
    barrage, volley, battery;
    avalanche, torrent, stream, tide, spate, storm, shower, cascade
    [Antonyms] trickle
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  • 1 the whole town was flooded
  • 2 the river could flood
    overflow, burst its banks, brim over, run over
  • 3 imports are flooding the domestic market
  • 4 refugees flooded in
    pour, stream, flow, surge, swarm, pile, crowd
    [Antonyms] trickle
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