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deluge

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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 5).
deluge(
dehl
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yuj
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (flood)
a. 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).
(M)
The deluge following the downpour dragged garbage and debris through the streets.El diluvio después del aguacero arrastró basura y escombros por las calles.
b. 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).
(F)
The people of the town did not heed the warning about the deluge.La gente del pueblo hizo caso omiso de la advertencia sobre la inundación.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(large quantity)
a. la avalancha
(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).
(F)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The town wasn't at all prepared for the deluge of visitors who turned out for the festival.El pueblo no estaba preparado para la avalancha de visitantes que acudió al festival.
b. el aluvión
(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).
(M)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A deluge of reporters washed down the hill after the actress.Un aluvión de reporteros descendió como una ola tras la actriz.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to flood)
a. inundar
The storm is expected to deluge the entire valley.Se espera que la tormenta inunde todo el valle.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to overwhelm; used in passive voice)
a. inundar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The writer was deluged by calls for interviews and book signings after the publication of her novel.Inundaron de llamadas por entrevistas y firmas de libros a la escritora después de que publicó su novela.
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deluge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of water)
a. 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).
(M)
2. (fig)
a. la avalancha f, lluvia
(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).
(F)
(of letters, questions)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. inundar
deluge [ˈdeljuːdʒ]
noun
[of rain] diluvio (m); [of floodwater] inundación (f)
the Deluge (Rel) el Diluvio; a deluge of protests una avalancha de protestas
transitive verb
inundar;with de
he was deluged with gifts se vio inundado de regalos; le llovieron los regalos; he was deluged with questions lo acribillaron a preguntas; le llovieron las preguntas; we are deluged with work tenemos trabajo hasta encima de las cabezas; estamos hasta las cejas de trabajo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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