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inundate with (something)

1. Literally, to cover or fill something with fluid. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inundate" and "with." That bad storm really inundated the gutters with rainwater.
2. To experience such a deluge. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inundate" and "with." We've been inundated with rain for the past two weeks, ugh.
3. By extension, to overwhelm someone with something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inundate" and "with." That toy is extremely popular—we've been inundated with orders for it. Fans have inundated the studio with fan mail for you, you know.
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inundate someone or something with something

1. Lit. to flood someone or something with fluid. The river inundated the fields with three feet of water. The storm inundated us with heavy rain.
2. Fig. to overwhelm someone with someone or something. They inundated us with mail. The children inundated us with requests for their favorite songs. The citizens inundated the legislature with demands for jobs.
See also: inundate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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