from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sudden flood of great volume, usually caused by heavy rain.

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  • noun A sudden, rapid flood, usually of short duration and local impact

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  • noun a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration


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