Meaning of FLOW in English


[verb] [I] - (esp. of liquids, gases or electricity) to move in one direction, esp. continuously and easilyLava from the volcano was flowing down the hillside.Air flows over an aircraft's wing faster than it flows below it.An electrical current flows from positive to negative.Many short rivers flow into the Pacific ocean. [I]The river flows through three counties before flowing into/to the sea just south of here. [I]Your blood flows continuously through your veins.Which way does the sea's current flow along this coast?With fewer cars on the roads, traffic is flowing (= moving forward) more smoothly than usual. [I]Something can be said to flow if it hangs down loosely and often attractively.Her long red hair flowed down over her shoulders. [I](figurative) After they'd all had a drink or two, the conversation began to flow (= people began to find it easy to talk). [I](figurative) By eleven o'clock, the beer/drink/wine was starting to flow (= people were being given a lot of it to drink). [I](figurative) My thoughts flow more easily (= I can think more easily) if I work on a word processor.(figurative) Offers of help are flowing into the disaster area from all over the country.(figurative) Please keep the money flowing in (= continue to send us money)! [I]

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