flood with

flood (someone or something) with (something)

1. Literally, to shower or deluge someone or something with water. High tide flooded the sand with water.
2. By extension, to overwhelm someone with something. The familiar smells of my mother's cooking flooded me with memories of my childhood.
See also: flood
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flood someone or something with something

to cover or inundate someone or something with something. We flooded them with praise and carried them on our shoulders. The rains flooded the fields with standing water.
See also: flood
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said this would be done in collaboration with critical stakeholders within the insurance sector and others to help design and promote Flood Insurance Programme and also help to provide real-time data for government to use in planning and forecasting of the flood with appropriate financing and budgeting.
Integrated modeling approach used in the study performs well to assess areas vulnerable to flood with estimation of depth and area of flooded extent; calculated as 8.1 m and 1900 km2 respectively for 2010 flood.
ISLAMABAD, August 17, 2010 (Balochistan Times): River Indus continues to flow in exceptionally high flood level with rising trend in Guddu - Sukkur reach with water outflow of 1,076,000 and 994,000 cusecs while it is in high flood with rising trend at Chashma and falling trend at Taunsa with discharge of 559,000 and 630,000 cusecs respectively.
The FFC report further says that River Indus is flowing in Low Flood with rising trend at Kotri Barrage.
This has led many to credit Curt Flood with having laid the foundation or serving as a catalytic agent for the coming of free agency.
ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): River Indus is flowing in exceptionally high flood with falling trend in Guddu-Sukkur reach with water outflow 976,000 and 1,054,000 cusecs and in very high flood in Chashma-Taunsa reach with discharge of 735,000 and 777,000 cusecs respectively.
ISLAMABAD, August 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): River Indus is flowing in exceptionally high flood with steady condition at Guddu and in very high flood with rising trend at Sukkur.