in flood

Definition of in flood

of a river, lake, etc.

  1. :  close to overflowing its banks and flooding the land next to it After a week of rain, the river is in (full) flood. The phrase in full flood is sometimes used figuratively to describe the time when something is most active, successful, etc. a political movement that was in full flood in the 1980s

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a condition of overflowing

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

  1. :  to cover with a flood :  inundate

    :  to fill abundantly or excessively

    :  to supply an excess of fuel to (as an engine or its carburetor) so that engine operation is hampered

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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