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Water burst through the dam and flooded local villages.
The ground floor of the house was flooded.
I opened the curtains and light flooded into the room.
Pale sunshine flooded the classroom.
Suddenly the house was flooded with moonlight.
Calls have been flooding into our office from worried parents.
Refugees are flooding out of the capital.
The TV station was flooded with complaints.
This is the British English definition of flood. View American English definition of flood.
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