Translation of flood in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (of water) (often plural) we had a flood in the bathroomse nos inundó el cuarto de bañothe Flood (Bible)el Diluvio (Universal)the river was in floodel río estaba crecidoto be in full flood (river)estar desbordado(speaker)(before noun) the flood damage
estar en pleno discurso or [pejorative] en plena peroratalos daños causados por las inundacionesthe flood victimslos damnificados por las inundacionesExample sentences1.2→ flood tide 1.3 (of complaints, calls, letters)
(of words, light, energy) torrente (masculine)she was in floods of tearsExample sentences
- The main cause of flooding in the city centre is the use of flood barriers beyond the city centre.
- ‘We don't know whether the bridge can cope with that amount of water during a flood and it could eventually collapse,’ he said.
- Areas on the map are given low, moderate or significant risk ratings according to their location, the predicted water levels and the flood defences in place.
- Accurate or not, the flood of bad news appears to be reaching some kind of crescendo.
- Another overlooked source of capital outflow comes from the flood of tourists visiting Hong Kong and other favourite destinations such as Bangkok and Singapore.
- The first thing that needs to happen to create a flood of referrals into your personal training department is that you need to earn them.
- 2 (floodlight)Example sentences
- The whitewashed walls glowed eerily in the light refracted from the flood lamps through the rain.
- His eyes adjusted to the lack of light automatically, and he was able to see details as if they were under the light of a flood lamp.
- 1 the kitchen was floodedse inundó la cocinaExample sentences
- During the incident water flooded an area that is beside the huge batteries that power the diesel-electric submarine.
- Rashid said flooding the area with water was not the only goal of his ministry.
- Cold water flooded the area, and Mira found herself panicking a little.
- 2 (Cars)(engine)
- Is this an acceleration effect, like flooding the engine with petrol before starting a journey, or is it an unsustainable curve?
- Do this before hooking up the fuel system to avoid flooding the engine with fuel.
- He tried to start several more times but eventually he could smell the faint smell of gasoline meaning that he had flooded the engine.
- 3 (overwhelm) we've been flooded with applicationsnos han inundado de solicitudesthe stage was flooded with light
nos han llovido las solicitudesel escenario estaba inundado de luzto flood the market with imports (Business)inundar or saturar el mercado de productos importadosExample sentences
- Investors are worried that if the issuer were to choose the share option, the market could be flooded with shares, making it difficult to convert them to cash.
- With the prices of handsets getting slashed week after week, the market is flooded with a wide range of latest models to choose from, depending on one's personal need.
- In a country with such a long tradition of corruption, one need not be a fortune-teller to predict that soon the black market will be flooded with such language diplomas.
desbordarse(mine/basement)the bathtub/washing machine is flooding
inundarseel agua se está saliendo de la bañera/lavadoraExample sentences
- Elected officials also had to clear up deliberately blocked toilets as the floors flooded with urine.
- The holds and engine room flooded, she was abandoned and later caught fire, at some stage breaking in two.
- As she fired, two bombs struck her, one causing the engine room to flood, and the second crashed into the galley setting it ablaze.
- In Pennsylvania heavy rains caused rivers and streams to flood their banks.
- Water poured down from the mountain, feeding the gasping river, which promptly flooded its banks.
- Many Poles recalled the devastating floods of 1997 when torrential rain then caused the river Oder to flood its banks.
- 3 (+ adverb complement) (people/crowd)the crowd flooded out of/into the stadiumla multitud salió en tropel del estadio/entró en tropel al estadiothe news brought people flooding into the streetsla noticia hizo que la gente se echara or se lanzara a las callesto flood in (sunshine/light)entrar a raudalesdonations came flooding inllovieron los donativos
- 1verb + adverb (pour out)
salir a raudales
salir a raudales
(people)2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (inundate)
salir en tropel
salir en tropel
(building)2.2 (people)thousands have been flooded out
las inundaciones han obligado a miles de personas a evacuar sus casas
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