Definition of flash flood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


flash flood

BrE BrE//ˈflæʃ flʌd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflæʃ flʌd//
Rain, Natural disasters
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a sudden flood of water caused by heavy rain More than 80 people were feared dead last night after flash floods, the worst in 34 years. Wordfinderdownpour, drought, flash flood, monsoon, precipitation, puddle, rain, shelter, shower, squall See related entries: Rain, Natural disasters
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