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. ◆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
: 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
: 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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