verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to suffer uterine hemorrhage, especially in connection with childbirth.
- to have an excessive menstrual flow.
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Example sentences from the Web for flood
As a result, poorer municipalities have less access to preparedness money for storms and floods.FEMA spends more preparing for terrorism than hurricanes|Rachel Schallom|August 27, 2020|Fortune
When you’ve got a few billion years to work with, it’s very possible that each valley experienced everything from glacial erosion to lava flows to surging floods under silver skies.Mars may not have been the warm, wet planet we thought it was|Neel Patel|August 7, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The mayor of Imperial Beach, a border city blighted by frequent beach closures due to Tijuana River sewage runoff, says he needs short-term solutions for the floods his residents face while the federal government makes its decision.Local Groups Pause Tijuana Sewage Lawsuits, But Solutions Are Still Far Off|MacKenzie Elmer|July 8, 2020|Voice of San Diego
With rains and storms, a river flood might have swept the dino’s body out to sea.
Too much rain can result in floods that destroy homes and lives.
Brazen cherry-picking of the information in this story inspired a flood of “Bush Was Right All Along!”
Cubans would flood the streets once again ousting the Castro brothers who have now been in power for 55 years.
God kills every living thing (non-fish, non-Noah category) in a global flood.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In our Capitol, Albany lawmakers enjoy a flood of money, personal accounts, and protection for incumbents against attacks.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the family was fine, or when a cruel employee at the dam was behind the flood, God was left out of the explanation.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Various impulses urged him into a pouring flood of words; yet he gave expression to none of them.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
And as a flood hath watered the earth; so shall his wrath inherit the nations, that have not sought after him.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
“Flood”—Cleveland vetoed an unprecedented number of bills during his term.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
It was a rather depressed stock-hand, name of Flood, who blew cigarette smoke out over the brow of Writing-Stone that evening.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Only in the sensational moments of famine, flood or pestilence was a general social effort called forth.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for flood (1 of 3)
- the inundation of land that is normally dry through the overflowing of a body of water, esp a river
- the state of a river that is at an abnormally high level (esp in the phrase in flood)Related adjective: diluvial
- the rising of the tide from low to high water
- (as modifier)the flood tide Compare ebb (def. 3)
- to bleed profusely from the uterus, as following childbirth
- to have an abnormally heavy flow of blood during a menstrual period