flood in(to) (something)

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flood in(to) (something)

1. Of a liquid, to move quickly into something. I turned on the tap at full-blast, and water flooded into the bathtub.
2. By extension, to move quickly into some place or thing in large numbers. As soon as the bell rang, kids began flooding into the school building.
See also: flood

flood in

 (to something)
1. Lit. [for a fluid] to flow quickly into something in great volume. The water flooded in and soaked the carpets.
2. Fig. [for large amounts or numbers or people or things] to pour or rush into something. The people flooded into the hall. We opened the door, and the dogs and cats flooded in.
See also: flood
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Kerala has been facing the worst flooding in a century.
Oman state TV showed large areas of flooding in Dhofar and Al Wusta provinces, with dozens of vehicles submerged.
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Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas.
This income gradient is highly correlated and inversely related to the risk of flooding in those regions.
"These meetings have been well attended by the local community, allowing residents to ask questions and explain their views regarding the December flooding in Haydon Bridge and Corbridge.
The heavy rainfall has caused flooding in different areas.
United States, (8) when the Army Corps of Engineers modified a dam's water release manual, allegedly causing flooding in a floodplain 115 miles downstream in a wildlife management area.
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Rhyl resident Brian Cooper is among those pleased at a pounds 6.9m scheme to halt flooding in the town - but nearby Prestatyn fears missing out
Xavier President Norman Francis, one of the city's influential figures, lost most of his personal library from severe flooding in his own home.
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