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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The Indian community in the UAE sought the Indian Embassy's help for schoolchildren in the UAE, who were victims of floods in Kerala.
A decade after widespread flooding devastated New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, historic floods in South Carolina have put the issue of flood insurance back in the spotlight.
MUZAFFARGARH -- Punjab Chief Minister, Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday announced to build 10000 feet super bund at Shehr Sultan in Muzaffargarh to save the city from floods in future.
LONDON -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain Monday called upon the parties which continue to stage sit-ins in Islamabad for the past several weeks to end their protests in wake of the situation arising out of the devastating floods in the country.
Manmohan Singh, on Thursday expressed his grief over the loss of lives caused by flash floods in Uttarakhand and by the recent sinking of the kilo class submarine INS Sindhurakshak in Mumbai.
More than 65,000 people were evacuated from their homes as the worst floods in 60 years washed through the city.
Left, aerial view of the devastating floods in Welshpool, and (right) stranded taxi driver Mohammed Naem in Solihull; HORROR: a teenager died in Wales
Floodwater rose to 12 inches inside 18 homes after heavy rain and a nearby stream overflowed' Abergele fireman Joe Oaks (centre) holds a rope as he tries to rescue a stranded man (right) during floods in the town on July 3,1971' Who could forget this desperately poignant photograph of a stranded bunny clinging to life on a hedge as floodwaters rose in Trevalyn near Rossett in February 2004?
Mr Buckland, who keeps sheep and cattle, said large areas of his farm had been under water since the early floods in October, and as a result, he has had to spend more on dry food for his livestock.
Most of the deaths have been caused by drowning as migrants become trapped by flash floods in drainage ditches as they try to find less-obvious routes into the United States.
To a question, he informed that special measures were being taken to avoid floods in future.
LONDON -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has once again requested Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to postpone their sit-ins in view of the floods in the country.
He expressed regret over losses in men and materials caused due to floods in Azad Kashmir.
He expressed deep sorrow over the loss of life in flash floods in Punjab and the deaths caused