[General] to flee their home/ to inundate

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vil

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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
[FONT=&quot]German Jews [/FONT][FONT=&quot]'inundated' with requests[/FONT][FONT=&quot] to join new Gaza aid flotilla[/FONT]


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
 

riquecohen

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"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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