in flood

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in flood

of a river, lake, etc.
:close to overflowing its banks and flooding the land next to it
  • After a week of rain, the river is in (full) flood.
Note: The phrase in full flood is sometimes used figuratively to describe the time when something is most active, successful, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

flood play
  1. : a rising and overflowing of a body of water especially onto normally dry land

  2. : a flood described in the Bible as covering the earth in the time of Noah

  3. : the flowing in of the tide

  1. : to cover with a flood : inundate

  2. : to fill abundantly or excessively

  3. : to supply an excess of fuel to (an engine, a carburetor, etc.) so that engine operation is hampered


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