- 1deluge somebody/something (with something) [usually passive] to send or give someone or something a large number of things at the same time synonym flood synonym inundate We have been deluged with applications for the job. He was deluged with phone calls from friends and colleagues. Applicants deluged the office with calls.
- 2[often passive] deluge something (formal) to flood a place with water The campsite was deluged by a flash flood.
NAmE//ˈdɛlyudʒ//, NAmE//ˈdɛlyuʒ//, NAmE//ˈdeɪluʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deluge
he / she / it deluges
past simple deluged
-ing form deluging