Flood
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Flood(
fluhd
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (religious)
a. el Diluvio
Noah and his family were in the ark during the Flood.Noé y su familia estaban dentro del arca durante el Diluvio.
flood
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (inundation)
a. la inundación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many coastal towns in the state have been ravaged by floods in recent years.Muchos pueblos costeros en el estado han sido asolados por inundaciones en los últimos años.
The flood forced many people to abandon their homes.La inundación obligó a muchas personas a abandonar sus hogares.
b. el diluvio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We watched horrified on TV as the flood swallowed the city.Nos horrorizó mirar en la tele como el diluvio tragó la ciudad.
c. la riada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The crops were completely damaged by the flood.La cosecha fue totalmente destruida por la riada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to submerge)
a. inundar
Our basement was flooded in yesterday's downpour.El aguacero de ayer nos inundó el sótano.
b. anegar
The heavy rain flooded the streets in no time.Las fuertes lluvias anegaron las calles en poco tiempo.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to inundate)
a. inundar
Our office was flooded with phone calls after the new advertisement aired.Nuestra oficina fue inundada con llamadas telefónicas tras emitirse el nuevo anuncio.
5. (automobile)
a. ahogar
I've flooded the engine of my old car more times than I can count.He ahogado el motor de mi coche viejo más veces de las que puedo contar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to become flooded)
a. inundarse
Our basement floods every time there is a rainstorm.Nuestro sótano se inunda cada vez que hay una tormenta.
b. anegarse
The streets flooded in the downpour.Las calles se anegaron con el aguacero.
7. (to overflow)
a. desbordarse
The river flooded because of the excessive rains.El río se desbordó a causa de las lluvias excesivas.
8. (automobile)
a. ahogarse
The car's engine flooded and it won't run.El motor del coche se ahogó y no funciona.
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flood
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la inundación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the Floodel diluvio (universal)
floods of tearsun mar de lágrimas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (land, bathroom, market)
a. inundar
to be flooded with complaints/telephone callsrecibir un aluvión de quejas/llamadas or
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (river)
a. desbordarse
the sun's rays came flooding through the windowel sol entraba a raudales por la ventana
the spectators flooded out of the stadiumlos espectadores salían en masa del estadio
money flooded out of the countryel dinero salió a raudales del país
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flood [flʌd]
noun
[of water] inundación (f); (in river) avenida (f); [of words, tears] torrente (m); (flood tide) pleamar (f)
the Flood (Rel) el Diluvio; the river is in flood el río está crecido; a flood of letters una avalancha de cartas; she was in floods of tears lloraba a lágrima viva
transitive verb
(Aut) (gen) inundar
to flood the market with sth inundar or saturar el mercado de algo; we have been flooded with applications nos han llovido las solicitudes; nos han inundado de solicitudes; the room was flooded with light el cuarto se inundó de luz
intransitive verb
[+river] desbordarse
the people flooded into the streets la gente inundó la calle
modifier
flood control (n) medidas (f) para controlar las inundaciones
flood tide (n) pleamar (f); marea (f) creciente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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