I am aware that the word deluged means two things:
- Flooded with water
The question I want to ask is its usage in a sentence. Would I say 'deluged with' or 'deluged by' something? In other words, should I use 'by' or 'with' when using the word 'deluged'? Thank you.
Princeton Review "Word Smart" provides an example that says 'was deluged by phone calls'.
According to numerous dictionaries such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Merriam Webster, the common usage is 'deluged with'.
On the other hand, Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words shows both, with different objects.
Does the preposition change, depending on the object?