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British English: /ˈflʌdɡeɪt/
American English: /ˈflədˌɡeɪt/

Translation of floodgate in French:


  • [literal] to open the floodgates [figurative]
    laisser entrer le flot (to, for somebody/something de quelqu'un/quelque chose)
    this decision/conference may open the floodgates [figurative]
    cette décision/conférence risque de créer un précédent
    to open the floodgates of revolution [figurative]
    laisser libre cours à la révolte
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