flood back - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyflood back
he/she/itfloods back
present participleflooding back
past tenseflooded back
past participleflooded back
  1. if memories or feelings flood back, you suddenly remember them very clearly

    When he told me his name, it all came flooding back.

See also main entry: flood