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    flood over

    The rain poured, the river flooded over, the wind blew hard against that house, and it fell.
    I know what the word "flood" means. But what does "flood over" mean?

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    Re: flood over

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    The rain poured, the river flooded over, the wind blew hard against that house, and it fell.
    I know what the word "flood" means. But what does "flood over" mean?
    It filled up and poured out over its banks.

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    Re: flood over

    You could also say 'The river burst its banks'.

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    Re: flood over

    '...the river flooded over' is not idiomatic to this native speaker at least.

    Where did you find it, Sitifan?

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    Re: flood over

    When it floods, it overflows its course. Otherwise, it's not a flood, it's just a high-water mark. Therefore, omit the "over" from the sentence entirely. The river flooded, or it flooded its banks, or it flooded the town.

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    Re: flood over

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    '...the river flooded over' is not idiomatic to this native speaker at least.

    Where did you find it, Sitifan?

    Rover
    Matthew 7:27, Today's English Version, Good News Bible

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    Re: flood over

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Matthew 7:27, Today's English Version, Good News Bible
    It may be 'today's English Version' but it's a translation of a translation of a tr... (etc - and some of the intermediate translations were compiled by committees). I wouldn't look to it for examples of idiomatic current English.

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