Meaning of FLOW in English
▪ heavy , large , massive
Our shower doesn't work very well because of the poor water ~.
▪ increased , increasing
▪ decreased , reduced
▪ ceaseless , constant , continuous , endless
▪ free , uninterrupted
the uninterrupted ~ of traffic
▪ even , smooth , steady
to maintain an even ~ of work through the department
▪ easy , natural
I liked the concerto for its natural ~.
the outward ~ of investment from the country
▪ annual , daily , seasonal
▪ data , information
▪ air , gas , heat
▪ blood , menstrual
▪ lava , river , water
▪ capital , cash , financial , investment , production , trade , work
VERB + FLOW
Big pension funds have a constant ~ of cash.
▪ get , obtain
Squeeze the tube slowly to obtain an even ~.
We like to allow a free ~ of ideas in our company.
▪ create , generate , produce , provide
The system provides a continuous ~ of information to the market.
▪ keep , maintain
He kept up a ~ of chatter.
Use a wide pipe to ensure an adequate ~ of water.
▪ control , manage , regulate
▪ encourage , facilitate , stimulate
to encourage the ~ of revenue into the country
▪ enhance , improve , increase , restore
The company is trying to enhance its cash ~.
▪ disrupt , impede , reduce , restrict , slow , slow down
The continual bombing disrupted the ~ of supplies to the ground troops.
▪ block , break , break up , cut , cut off , halt , interrupt , staunch , stem , stop
They tried to staunch the ~ of blood.
The main ~ of water has been diverted to a new course.
FLOW + NOUN
The ~ rate was measured at 9.5 gallons per second.
▪ chart , diagram
▪ against the ~
They have to swim against the ~ of the river.
▪ ~ among
information ~ among all the different groups
▪ ~ from
First cut off the water ~ from the boiler.
▪ ~ into
She joined the ~ of immigrants to the country.
▪ ~ of
a constant ~ of information
▪ ~ through
the ~ of data through the system
▪ the ebb and ~
the ebb and ~ of the tide
He was at the mercy of the ebb and ~ of public opinion. ( figurative )
▪ in full ~
She tried to interrupt his speech, but he was already in full ~ (= talking continuously) .
▪ the rate of ~
the rate of ~ of water through the pipe
▪ easily , effortlessly , freely , smoothly
We talked, and the conversation ~ed freely.
Wine and beer ~ed freely.
The songs ~ seamlessly into one another.
▪ gently , gracefully
▪ fast , quickly , rapidly , swiftly
The river ~s very fast here.
▪ slowly , steadily
▪ naturally , nicely , well
In a good production of the play, the action and the words ~ naturally.
Some of these changes will ~ directly from the legislation.
▪ constantly , continuously
▪ away , back , in , out , past
VERB + FLOW
▪ seem to
▪ begin to , start to
▪ continue to
Imported food aid continued to ~ in.
▪ across , along , between , down
a small stream that ~ed down the hillside
Blood was still ~ing from the wound.
One day seemed to ~ into the next.
▪ out of , over , through
Information ~s continuously through the network.
to get blood ~ing to the brain
▪ ebb and ~
The sea ebbed and ~ed.
The number of buyers has ebbed and ~ed. ( figurative )
▪ ~ in a … direction
The best thing is when ideas ~ in both directions.
▪ ~ in the breeze , ~ in the wind
Her long hair ~ed in the wind as she ran.
Flow is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ adrenalin , ↑ air , ↑ beer , ↑ blood , ↑ champagne , ↑ cloak , ↑ conversation , ↑ current , ↑ electricity , ↑ hair , ↑ idea , ↑ information , ↑ liquid , ↑ music , ↑ refugee , ↑ river , ↑ saliva , ↑ sap , ↑ stream , ↑ tear , ↑ traffic , ↑ water , ↑ waterfall , ↑ wine , ↑ word
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012