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

Translation of flood in Italian:


  • 1 destroyed by flood
    distrutto dall'alluvione
    insured against flood
    assicurato contro le alluvioni
    “flood!” (on roadsign)
    “strada allagata”
    the river is in flood
    il fiume è in piena
    the Flood (Bible)
    il diluvio (universale)
  • 2 [figurative]a flood of
    una marea, una fiumana di
    (people, visitors)
    un mare di
    un'ondata di
    una valanga di
    (letters, complaints)
    to be in floods of tears
    essere in un mare di lacrime

transitive verb

  • 2 [figurative]
    (light, tears)
    memories flooded her mind
    i ricordi le affollavano la mente
    relief flooded his face
    un'espressione di sollievo gli illuminò il viso

intransitive verb

  • 2 [figurative]to flood into something
    inondare qualcosa
    riversarsi in qualcosa
    tears flooded down his cheeks
    le lacrime gli inondavano le guance
    a blush flooded over his face to flood over o through somebody

Phrasal verbs

flood back


flood in

(light, water)
(contributions, refugees)

flood out:

1 flood out
(water, liquid)
uscire a ondate, tracimare
2 flood [something, somebody] out to be flooded out
essere sfollato a causa dell'alluvione

Definition of flood in:

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly