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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The aid is part of a NATO assistance package for the flood-ravaged country, where more than 17 million people have been forced to flee their homes as high waters continue to inundate an estimated one-fifth of the country.
to flee = to leave
to inundate = fill or cover completely, usually with water;
The fields were inundated with the heavy rain.
but, there are also the following usages of the key word “inundate” = to fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity; as, the country was inundated with bills of credit.
He was inundated with invitations
German Jews 'inundated' with requests to join new Gaza aid flotilla
So I am familiar with some of the frustrations that can arise when a place is inundated with visitors.
Thanks for your efforts.
"To flee" means "to run away from," so in this sense 'to leave" is correct.
You are correct on the other points.