Meaning of FLOW in English


■ verb

1》 move steadily and continuously in a current or stream.

2》 (of the sea or a tidal river) move towards the land; rise. Compare with ebb .

3》 move or issue forth steadily and freely.

↘[often as adjective ~ing ] hang loosely in a graceful manner: a long ~ing gown.

4》 (of a solid) undergo a permanent change of shape under stress, without melting.

■ noun

1》 the action or process of ~ing.

2》 the rise of a tide or a river.

3》 a steady, continuous stream: the ~ of traffic.

4》 Scottish a watery swamp; a morass.


go with the ~ informal be relaxed and accept a situation.

in full ~ talking or performing fluently and enthusiastically.


~ingly adverb


OE flōwan , of Gmc origin; related to flood .

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