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flood

  
      n  
     (when rivers overflow)    inondation    f     
→ Many people were killed in the floods.        
The rain has caused many floods.      La pluie a provoqué de nombreuses inondations.  
in flood      [river]   en crue  
   [+words, letters]   flot    m  , torrent    m     
He received a flood of letters.      Il a reçu un flot de lettres.  
to be in floods of tears      pleurer à chaudes larmes  
→ I'd find it so hard to talk about, I'd be in floods of tears        
→ by Wednesday night we were all in floods of tears        
      vt   inonder  
→ The dam collapsed, flooding an area of five thousand square miles.        
→ The Chicago River flooded the city's underground tunnel system        
The river has flooded the village.      La rivière a inondé le village.  
to be flooded      être inondé (e)     
→ The rice fields were flooded.        
     (FINANCE)  
to flood the market      inonder le marché  
→ German cameras at knock-down prices flooded the British market        
→ Brokers expect the markets to be flooded with the shares        
     (AUTOMOBILES)  
  [+carburettor]  
noyer
      vi  
   (=fill with water)   être inondé (e)     
→ When we took the plug out the kitchen flooded.        
   [river]   être en crue  
→ That February the river flooded        


flash flood  
      n   crue    f   subite  
flood in  
      vi   (=arrive in large numbers)  
[people]  
affluer  
[letters, requests]  
affluer  
flood into  
      vt fus   (=arrive in)   affluer dans  
→ More and more people were flooding into the cities.        
→ Calls for assistance flooded into the emergency services        
flood out  
      vi   (=leave)  
[crowd]  
s'en aller (en masse)  
→ young people are flooding out.        
flood out of  
      vt fus  
  [+country, building]  
quitter  
→ ... the refugees flooding out of Bosnia        
flood damage  
      n   dommages    mpl   dus aux crues, dégâts    mpl   des eaux  
→ Does your insurance policy cover you for flood damage?        
flood defences     (British)  
      n   ouvrages    mpl   anticrues, ouvrages    mpl   de protection contre les eaux  
→ New flood defences have significantly reduced the risk of flooding in the area.        
flood plain   , floodplain  
      n   zone    f   inondable
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
inonder
n.
inondation ; flot
exp.
en crue
n.
risque d'inondation
n.
onde de crue ; vague d'inondation ; onde de submersion
n.
plaine inondable
n.
dégâts des eaux
n.
prévention des inondations
n.
crue du Nil
n.
inondation de printemps
n.
fleuve de larmes
n.
crue décennale
n.
rivière en crue
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'flood' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
n.
Flood
v.
flood
v.
flood
n.
flood
n.
flood
n.
flood
exp.
a flood of
exp.
the Flood
exp.
a flood of
n.
flood risk
[Bus.]
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