"floods" in the noun sense
1. flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
2. flood, inundation, deluge, torrent
an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests"
"a torrent of abuse"
3. flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood
light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam used in photography
4. flood, overflow, outpouring
a large flow
5. flood, flowage
the act of flooding filling to overflowing
6. flood tide, flood, rising tide
the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide
"a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare
"floods" in the verb sense
1. deluge, flood, inundate, swamp
fill quickly beyond capacity as with a liquid
"the basement was inundated after the storm"
"The images flooded his mind"
cover with liquid, usually water
"The swollen river flooded the village"
"The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
3. flood, oversupply, glut
supply with an excess of
"flood the market with tennis shoes"
"Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
become filled to overflowing
"Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
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