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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
flood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (water)inondazione, alluvione nf
 The government sent the military to help save people from the flood.
flood [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (water)inondare, allagare vtr
 The spring melt flooded the lake bed.
flood [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (overwhelm) (figurato)sommergere, inondare vtr
 Customers flooded the business with complaints.
 
Additional Translations
flood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] in large quantity) (figurato)marea nf
  (figurato)fiume nm
 John released a huge flood of words when he finally stared talking.
the Flood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Biblical disaster)il Diluvio, il Diluvio universale nm
flood viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (city, house)allagarsi vi
 The town flooded when the storm hit.
flood viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (water, river)straripare, esondare vi
 The river flooded when the dam broke.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
after the Flood dopo il diluvio universale
after the flood dopo l'inondazione
before the Flood advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (long ago) (figurato: tanto tempo fa)quando Berta filava
  (figurato: tanto tempo fa)dai tempi di Noè
 La macchina di Luigi è vecchissima, ce l'ha dai tempi di Noè.
flash flood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sudden flood of water)allagamento nm
 After three hours of solid rain there were reports of flash floods from all over the county.
 Dopo tre ore di pioggia battente si segnalarono allagamenti in tutta la contea.
flood back tornare a frotte vi
flood control nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (measures to prevent flood damage)protezione dalle inondazioni nf
 The city council is planning to implement new flood control measures.
 Il consiglio comunale sta valutando nuove misure per la protezione dalle inondazioni.
flood in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (arrive in large numbers)arrivare a frotte, arrivare in massa vi
 Complaints flooded in as soon as the comments were broadcast.
 Le lamentele arrivarono in massa appena furono diffusi i commenti critici sull'operato del premier.
flood in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (water: inundate)inondare vtr
  riversarsi v rif
 When the dam broke, the water began to flood in.
flood in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (memories, emotions: overwhelm [sb])assalire vtr
 When he saw the old photos, memories of his childhood began to flood in.
 quando vide le vecchie foto iniziarono ad assalirlo i ricordi d'infanzia.
flood insurance assicurazione contro le inondazioni
flood of tears fiume di lacrime
flood the market inondare il mercato
flood tide marea crescente
flood-tide flusso della marea nm
the Flood il Diluvio Universale nm
water-flood inondazione nf
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