from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden flood of great volume, usually caused by a heavy rain.
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- n. A sudden, rapid flood, usually of short duration and local impact
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- n. a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
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He was one of the first pair of scouts on Boohte, "he explained to Ev." Got caught in a flash flood and swept smack into a hill.
There was a flash flood last week and when he went out the next night in that big wind, he walked under a old oak tree that got gullied under by the flood.
The attackers swarmed down from rooftops and out of second-story windows, came bursting through doorways and up out of otherwise empty crates a veritable flash flood of seedy infamy.