Flash-flood meaning

flăsh'flŭd'
A sudden, localized flood of great volume and short duration, typically caused by unusually heavy rain in a semiarid area. Flash floods can reach their peak volume in a matter of a few minutes and often carry large loads of mud and rock fragments.
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A sudden flood of great volume, usually caused by heavy rain.
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A sudden, violent flood, as after a heavy rain.
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A sudden, rapid flood, usually of short duration and local impact.
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