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He recalls calling a meeting when “American Gypsies were flooding in by the carload” to Milwaukee.
Brutal crackdowns, riot police, and blocked websites didn't stop thousands of Iranians from flooding the streets Monday.
Only when government scientists determine there is a risk of flooding will the middle of the levee be put in place.
Holbrooke talks about flooding in Pakistan at this year's CGI.
About a week after this conversation she was suddenly seized with flooding, and what I had predicted took place.
What he had fought to keep out of his face before was now flooding through it.
There were means of flooding the magazine, in case of the ship catching fire.
The sun was flooding the mountain slopes with slanting light.
Hundreds of men were flooding into the camp daily from every quarter; work on all the leads had ceased in anticipation of a rush.
Old English flod "a flowing of water, flood, an overflowing of land by water, Noah's Flood; mass of water, river, sea, wave," from Proto-Germanic *flothuz (cf. Old Frisian flod, Old Norse floð, Middle Dutch vloet, Dutch vloed, German Flut, Gothic flodus), from PIE verbal stem *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). Figurative use by mid-14c.
1660s, from flood (n.). Related: Flooded; flooding.
flooding flood·ing (flŭd'ĭng)
A form of desensitization used in behavior therapy in which the patient imagines or is actually exposed to anxiety-producing stimuli.
A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. ◇ Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood.
an event recorded in Gen. 7 and 8. (See DELUGE.) In Josh. 24:2, 3, 14, 15, the word "flood" (R.V., "river") means the river Euphrates. In Ps. 66:6, this word refers to the river Jordan.