Definition of deluge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    deluge

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdeljuːdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeljuːdʒ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deluge
    BrE BrE//ˈdeljuːdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeljuːdʒ//
     
    he / she / it deluges
    BrE BrE//ˈdeljuːdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeljuːdʒɪz//
     
    past simple deluged
    BrE BrE//ˈdeljuːdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeljuːdʒd//
     
    past participle deluged
    BrE BrE//ˈdeljuːdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeljuːdʒd//
     
    -ing form deluging
    BrE BrE//ˈdeljuːdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeljuːdʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1deluge somebody/something (with something) [usually passive] to send or give somebody/something a large number of things at the same time synonym flood, 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. 2[often passive] deluge something (formal) to flood a place with water The campsite was deluged by a flash flood.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, variant of diluve, from Latin diluvium, from diluere ‘wash away’.
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