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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References in classic literature ?
In the preface to "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz" I said I would like to write some stories that were not "Oz" stories, because I thought I had written about Oz long enough; but since that volume was published I have been fairly deluged with letters from children imploring me to "write more about Dorothy," and "more about Oz," and since I write only to please the children I shall try to respect their wishes.
But however interesting such a scene might be, I could not wait to witness it, for the sun and the sea so dazzled my eyes in that direction, that I could but afford one glance; and then I turned again to delight myself with the sight and the sound of the sea, dashing against my promontory--with no prodigious force, for the swell was broken by the tangled sea-weed and the unseen rocks beneath; otherwise I should soon have been deluged with spray.
Since their June 30 nuptials were reported in a local paper in May, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers Jason Tree and David Connors have been deluged with e-mails and letters of support from around the country and the globe.
But word on the streets is that InCom, the company that markets the technology, has been deluged with calls from school districts wanting to adopt the system.
For many months now, druggists have been deluged with complaints from customers who can't seem to find Prilosec on the store shelves.
It seems to me that, especially recently, we have been deluged with books about this subject, and as a person who normally prefers other kinds of history, I avoid the "chaps and maps" books with nearly the same enthusiasm that I do Tom Clancy.
Glinda Rutledge, a verification officer in the Registrar's Office, said that since the scandal broke she has been deluged with calls for verification of degrees.
Every day businesses are deluged with a flood of information from a variety of media sources.
While personal e-mail accounts often are deluged with spare, however, most unsolicited commercial messages don't reach work-based e-mail accounts.
AFTER YEAR5 OF inattention, the moon will soon be deluged with mechanical visitors from Earth.
In a letter to customers, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance said it is being deluged with policy requests because several insurance companies have discontinued or reduced service in the state.
Since the disco opened, owner Rafal Waliczek says he has been deluged with criticism and harassed by plainclothes police officers.
WHEN MOODY'S INVESTOR SERVICES, THE INTERNATIONAL credit rating agency released its first ever report on Cuba in late May, the company was deluged with curious inquiries from media and investors alike.
Both agencies have agreed that referrals to VR will be managed to ensure that the agency is not deluged with TANF referrals.
Usually, the system manager/IT operator is deluged with messages and must manually look through the large amounts of logs to identify problems within a large critical infrastructure.