Noun(1) something that restrains a flood or outpouring(2) regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
(1) The moment his feet stepped across the threshold the memories came flooding back like a floodgate had been opened, ironically causing simultaneous feelings of joy and sadness to nearly overwhelm him.(2) To wish for love is like opening a floodgate for emotion.(3) Then, finally throwing the switch he opened the floodgate to the sluice, and let the water roll out into the place that was once the White River.(4) In Manggarai, South Jakarta, flood victims tried to take matters into their own hands and open a floodgate to allow the water to drain from their homes.(5) Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso decided to open the floodgate after much pressure from local residents in southern areas, who ran amok on Friday, as they could no longer bear being continually flooded.(6) Jerry gave Jenny a boost as she crossed the closed floodgate .(7) Landing hard she ignored the twinge that shot up her leg, stumbling past the daemon to the control platform and shoving the wheel around to fully open the floodgate .(8) It would open the floodgates for highways obstructions.(9) He added that if the application was passed, it could open the floodgates for many other farmers to put turbines on their land.(10) They fear that it could open the floodgates for similar walls - and ruin the character of the green area.(11) I hope it does open the floodgates for compensation.(12) His success is expected to open the floodgates for American cycling, as Armstrong's feats can now command the front pages of most American papers and magazines.(13) He said he hoped the victory would open the floodgates for other soldiers affected by Gulf War Syndrome.(14) But a drive to cut waiting times could open the floodgates for more cabbies to take to the streets.(15) The move is going to open the floodgates for showing Bollywood films in Pakistan.(16) It could open the floodgates for offenders brought back to jail after committing crimes.
(1) floodgate :: floodgate
1. sluice ::
3. lock ::
4. dam ::
5. weir ::
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