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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
n.
inondation ; flot
v.
inonder
n.
marée haute
v.
resurgir
n.
eau de la crue
n.
crue subite
n.
fleuve de larmes
n.
afflux de capitaux
[Bus.]
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'flood' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
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flood
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flood
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Flood
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flood
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flood
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flood
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in flood
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the Flood
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a flood of
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a flood of

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