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    to flee their home/ to inundate

    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: to flee their home/ to inundate

    "To flee" means "to run away from," so in this sense 'to leave" is correct.
    You are correct on the other points.

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