flood of tears

flood of tears
sudden outpouring of tears

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • flood — flood1 [ flʌd ] verb ** ▸ 1 when water covers something ▸ 2 arrive in large numbers ▸ 3 when light fills place ▸ 4 about engine ▸ 5 suddenly start to cry ▸ 6 when face turns red ▸ 7 feel emotion strongly ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive if water… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flood — [[t]flʌ̱d[/t]] ♦♦♦ floods, flooding, flooded 1) N VAR If there is a flood, a large amount of water covers an area which is usually dry, for example when a river flows over its banks or a pipe bursts. More than 70 people were killed in the floods …   English dictionary

  • flood */*/ — I UK [flʌd] / US verb Word forms flood : present tense I/you/we/they flood he/she/it floods present participle flooding past tense flooded past participle flooded 1) [transitive] if water floods a place, it covers it Water burst through the dam… …   English dictionary

  • flood — 1 verb 1 COVER WITH WATER (I, T) to make a place become covered, or to become covered with water: Three days of heavy rain flooded many Eastern cities. | The basement flooded and everything got soaked. 2 GO/ARRIVE IN LARGE AMOUNTS/NUMBERS (I) to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flood — floodable, adj. flooder, n. floodless, adj. floodlike, adj. /flud/, n. 1. a great flowing or overflowing of water, esp. over land not usually submerged. 2. any great outpouring or stream: a flood of tears. 3. the Flood, the universal deluge… …   Universalium

  • flood — n. & v. n. 1 a an overflowing or influx of water beyond its normal confines, esp. over land; an inundation. b the water that overflows. 2 a an outpouring of water; a torrent (a flood of rain). b something resembling a torrent (a flood of tears; a …   Useful english dictionary

  • flood — /flʌd / (say flud) noun 1. a great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged. 2. any great outpouring or stream: a flood of words; a flood of tears; a flood of light; a flood of lava. 3. the flowing in of the… …  

  • flood — [[t]flʌd[/t]] n. 1) a great flowing or overflowing of water, esp. over land not usu. submerged 2) any great outpouring or stream: a flood of tears[/ex] 3) bib the Flood, a universal deluge mentioned in various ancient religions, esp. the deluge… …   From formal English to slang

  • flood — 1. noun 1) a flood warning Syn: inundation, swamping, deluge, high water; torrent, overflow, flash flood, freshet, spate 2) a flood of tears Syn: outpouring, torrent, rush …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • flood — 1. noun 1) a severe flood Syn: inundation, deluge, torrent, overflow, flash flood; Brit. spate 2) a flood of tears Syn: gush, outpouring, torrent, rush, stream, surge …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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