deluge (someone or something) with (something)

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deluge (someone or something) with (something)

1. Literally, to flood with water or another liquid or substance. The heavy rains brought by the hurricane deluged our basement with water. The contained deluged me with glitter when I opened it upside down.
2. By extension, to overwhelm or overpower someone or something with something. Many of my students are now applying to college and have deluged me with requests for recommendations.
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deluge someone or something with something

 
1. Lit. to flood someone or something with water or something similar. The swollen river broke the dam and deluged the town with billions of gallons of water.
2. Fig. to overwhelm someone or something with something; to "flood" someone or something with something. The reporters deluged us with questions.
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It has been weeks since the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections, and a number of young political aspirants have continued to deluge us with questions on how to win the votes.
Martin supporters deluge us with emotive images of a folk hero striking a blow for the ordinary man in the war against the criminal.
Anne Wells Branscomb has written a book that ought to alarm the public regarding the threats to personal privacy arising from the computer revolution's "information society." The author, a legal scholar-in-residence at Harvard University's Program on Information Resources Policy who has served as chair of the American Bar Association's communications law division, reinforces what each of us probably already knows - that we all are on record in a multitude of public and private data bases and that this is information is used to deluge us with a variety of personalized appeals to buy, join, subscribe, or endorse.