What does flood mean?

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  1. A (usually disastrous) overflow of water from a lake or other body of water due to excessive rainfall or other input of water.
  2. (figuratively) A large number or quantity of anything appearing more rapidly than can easily be dealt with.
  3. The flowing in of the tide, opposed to the ebb.
  4. A floodlight.
  5. Menstrual discharge; menses.
  6. (obsolete) Water as opposed to land.
  1. To overflow, as by water from excessive rainfall.
  2. To cover or partly fill as if by a flood.
  3. (figuratively) To provide (someone or something) with a larger number or quantity of something than cannot easily be dealt with.
  4. (Internet) To paste numerous lines of text to a chat system in order to disrupt the conversation.
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