Translation of flood in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /flʌd/


  • 1 1.1 (of water) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) inundación (feminine); (caused by river) inundación (feminine), riada (feminine) we had a flood in the bathroom se nos inundó el cuarto de baño the Flood [Bible] el Diluvio (Universal) the river was in flood el río estaba crecido to be in full flood [river] estar* desbordado [speaker] estar* en pleno discurso or [pejorative/peyorativo] en plena perorata (before noun/delante del nombre) the flood damage los daños causados por las inundaciones the flood victims los damnificados por las inundaciones
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    • 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.
    1.2flood tide 1.3 (of complaints, calls, letters) avalancha (feminine), diluvio (masculine); (of words, light, energy) torrente (masculine); (of people) avalancha (feminine), riada (feminine) she was in floods of tears estaba hecha un mar de lágrimas
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    • 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) reflector (masculine), foco (masculine)
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    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [field/town] inundar, anegar* the kitchen was flooded se inundó la cocina 1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] [engine] ahogar* 1.3 (overwhelm) inundar we've been flooded with applications nos han inundado de solicitudes, nos han llovido las solicitudes the stage was flooded with light el escenario estaba inundado de luz to flood the market with imports [Business/Comercio] inundar or saturar el mercado de productos importados

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [river/stream/sewers] desbordarse; [mine/basement] inundarse the bathtub/washing machine is flooding el agua se está saliendo de la bañera/lavadora 1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] ahogarse* 1.3 (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) [people/crowd] the crowd flooded out of/into the stadium la multitud salió en tropel del estadio/entró en tropel al estadio the news brought people flooding into the streets la noticia hizo que la gente se echara or se lanzara a las calles to flood in [sunshine/light] entrar a raudales donations came flooding in llovieron los donativos 1.4 [emotion] sadness flooded through him lo invadió or lo inundó la tristeza relief flooded through her sintió un gran alivio memories came flooding back los recuerdos se agolparon en su ( or mi etc) memoria

Phrasal verbs

flood out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (pour out) [water] salir* a raudales; [people] salir* en tropel 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (inundate) [building] inundar 2.2 [people] thousands have been flooded out las inundaciones han obligado a miles de personas a evacuar sus casas

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