Meaning of FLOODING in English

FLOODING

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

memories come flooding back (= you suddenly remember things clearly )

Evelyn hugged her daughter, as memories came flooding back to her.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

cause

They were helped by a Spring tide which caused extensive flooding and rendered all the fords impassable.

The inquest will continue tomorrow.l Read in studio Violent thunderstorms have caused flash flooding across the region.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Parts of the harbour wall collapsed, causing serious flooding in the town.

The government is to receive £200,000 in emergency European Community aid, to help victims of the flooding .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

By the time I had managed to contact mum on the telephone the flooding was getting even worse.

The scheme proposed by the National Rivers Authority is designed to prevent flooding caused by a repeat of the 1947 event.

The sea had broken through in several places, and many homes are at risk from flooding .

Their biggest setback was the flooding brought by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988.

Villagers were moved to higher ground, the great barrage was built, and the flooding began.

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