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British English: /flʌd/
American English: /fləd/

Translation of flood in French:


  • 1 [literal] destroyed by flood
    détruit par une inondation
    insured against flood
    assuré contre l'inondation
    ‘flood!’ (on roadsign)

    ‘attention, route inondée!’
    the river is in flood
    la rivière est en crue
    the Flood (Bible)
  • 2 [figurative]a flood of
    un flot de (people, visitors, light, memories)
    un déluge de (letters, complaints)
    to be in floods of tears
    verser des torrents de larmes

transitive verb

  • 1 [literal]
    inonder (area, house)
    faire déborder (river)
  • 2 [figurative]
    (light, tears, mail)
    memories flooded her mind
    les souvenirs affluaient
    relief flooded his face
    le soulagement illumina son visage
  • 3 (Business) (over-supply)
    inonder (shops, market) (with de)
  • 4 (Automobile)
    noyer (engine, carburettor)

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (meadow, street, cellar)
    être inondé
  • 2 [figurative]to flood into something
    inonder quelque chose
    envahir quelque chose
    tears flooded down his cheeks
    les larmes lui inondaient les joues
    a blush flooded over his face
    la rougeur lui envahit le visage
    to flood over ou through somebody
    envahir quelqu'un

also: flooded past participle adjective

  • (area, house)
    to be flood with
    être inondé de (light, calls, complaints, tears, refugees)

Phrasal verbs

flood back

flood in

(light, water)
entrer à flot
[figurative] (contributions, refugees)

flood out

1 flood out
(water, liquid)
jaillir à flots
2 flood [something/somebody] out to be flooded out
être évacué à cause des inondations

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