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floodgate

noun allow in massive problems, circumvention, colossal opening, door, escape, exhaust, exit, inundation, means, moat, open faucet, open flood-hatch, open gate, opening, outlet, overflow, provide a wide opening, release, safety valve, spout, vent
Associated concepts: immigration, open the floodgates
See also: crossroad, outlet
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At five metres high, the flood gates are substantial bastions against the tides and floods, but were slotted into position to protect the lock yesterday like children's toys.
The Environment Agency's Operations delivery teams spent the day checking all flood gates were in working order and familiarising themselves with the equipment.
There was little rainfall over Jakarta yesterday, but fresh flooding occurred as heavy downpours over the southern hills in Puncak caused rivers to swell across the city prompting authorities to open flood gates.
The flood gates were being prised open and it was 4-0 on the hour mark.
I am convinced that the flood gates would have opened if we could just manage to score one.
The Internet has opened the flood gates to innovative ideas for conducting business and sharing information," said Jim Bidzos, president of RSA.
Contract notice: Design, manufacture and installation of sea flood gates.
AS virtually every driver now uses some form of satellite navigation, the flood gates are about to open to give the devices the fun factor with a capital F.
Brian Combellack scored in a tight opening half but Dan Drazdouskas kicked the flood gates open after the break.
The same player struck for the game's opening goal inside four minutes of the re-start and when he added another point 60 seconds later it looked as if the flood gates would open.
Sylvain Legwinski rolled home the Cottagers' second before the flood gates opened with a Steve Marlet penalty and Legwinski's thunderbolt second.
The company now expects that this endorsement from Goodyear will begin to open the flood gates in the American market place as the gates have been opened in Europe.