Meaning of FLOW in English

FLOW

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a current flows

Sea currents flow at up to 12 miles per hour around parts of the coast.

a river flows

The River Avon flows through the town of Stratford.

a steady stream/flow/trickle

All day long a steady stream of customers came and went.

blood flows

A quick walk will get the blood in your legs flowing again.

cash flow problems

The builder is unable to pay due to cash flow problems .

cash flow (= the amount of money coming into a business compared to money going out )

The company was having a few problems with cash flow.

cash flow

We expect a rise in both our production and our cash flow.

continuous flow

a continuous flow of information

flow chart

stem the tide/flow/flood of sth

The measures are meant to stem the tide of illegal immigration.

the blood flow

Fat reduces the blood flow to the surface of the skin.

the direction of movement/travel/flow etc

It was hard work rowing against the direction of flow.

the flow of migrants (= the movement of people to or from a place )

the increasing flow of migrants into California

traffic flow (= the steady movement of traffic )

The road widening should help to improve traffic flow.

traffic moves/flows

At last the traffic was moving again.

water flows

We watched the water flow under the bridge.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

circular

A hurricane is a storm of strong circular wind flow which rotates in a counter-clockwise direction.

Let us build on the circular flow model by discussing more fully the concept of a market.

The circular flow of income and spending.

Having identified the main sectors we can now include them in the circular flow approach adopted in Figure 1.2.

We could examine the workings of the multiplier by considering changes in other injections into the circular flow .

In other words, extra spending automatically generates additional leakages from the circular flow .

Taxation Tin the circular flow has been interpreted as income taxation and is the difference between gross and disposable income.

On the other hand reduced injections will have a contractionary effect on income levels in the domestic circular flow .

constant

It needs a constant flow of information.

The narrative line wavers, its constant ebb and flow in political affairs and love story creating a sense of drift.

Without this it would be difficult to maintain a constant flow of fuel to the engines.

This will give a firm footing and will stand up to the constant flow of traffic.

There is a constant flow of people leaving the land and going into service and hotel jobs, particularly in Funchal.

One problem is the constant flow of visitors who arrive unannounced on my doorstep.

Tiny shops line the bridge, attracting a constant flow of visitors.

continuous

It evens out the peaks coping with fluctuations in work and ensuring continuous work flow .

In continuous flow analyzers, all Specimens flow through the Same tubing.

Separation of the components on or in the stationary phase by a continuous flow of the mobile phase.

Hence, carry-over or cross-contamination can occur in continuous flow analyzers if suitable precautions are not taken.

We hoped for a continuous flow of information and exchange of art and culture between the two countries.

The volatility / uncertainty of sponsorship prejudices a continuous production flow of excellence.

The run-on lines create a continuous flow capturing the rush of Bedivere.

From the holding silo grain passes over the continuous flow drier and any overflow travels back to the holding silos.

free

Companies surely benefit from being quizzed about their strategies and from a free flow of ideas with the market.

They said that without his presence, there will be a freer flow of ideas, especially from Smith and Gentry.

But that free flow of images is a threat to photojournalism.

We depend on a free flow of ideas.

Not sniffling, it's free flow .

The cash performance in 1992 was strong. Free cash flow after dividends amounted to 205 million.

An unnatural element is introduced between the writer and the free flow of creative thought.

A self-sufficient community is a thrombosis, a deadly block to the essential free flow of profits.

full

He returned to the bathroom where he ran the taps at full flow .

Foods spoil more rapidly if the refrigerator or freezer is packed so full that air flow is compromised.

Just over the aisle it's the seaside, complete with botanist, David Bellamy in full flow .

net

The net flow will show as a change in the stock of public deposits.

Only particles that can not cross cell membranes obligate net water flow across such membranes.

None the less, at the end of each day there will be a small net flow into some banks and out of others.

The best single measure is probably the net flow of global capital into the developing countries.

The net flow inward from these two faces is.

It is not until point C on the time base that net positive cash flow begins.

Imagine, for example, a net flow of payments to the government as the private sector writes cheques to settle tax demands.

However, as we said earlier, this stock may expand or contract depending upon the net flow of newly issued bills.

steady

Her relationship with Meirion was crucial, too, for ensuring the steady flow of garments from Carno to London.

How else can members of Congress assume a steady flow of campaign contributions?

So prices are inflated and will remain so until there is a steady flow of imported goods.

We joined the steady flow of couples returning to the Barre cars.

This can excite continuous, even steady , poleward flow as the boundary subsequently relaxes poleward.

And 5 months on, there's a steady flow of orders.

Now he had made it bleed again, a steady flow of drops falling on to his trousers.

A steady flow of oxygenated water can be maintained by an air stream in the uplift attached to a filter plate.

■ NOUN

air

Only a small amount of sand is sucked up if the air flow is kept low.

There are many sleep disorders, but the most prevalent is sleep apnea, involving brief interruptions of air flow .

With a simple T-piece you may need clamps to adjust air flow to each appliance.

The soffit vents provide cooling air at the eaves, the ridge vent allows the air flow constantly.

Suspended floors to allow air flow and prevent radon build-up.

Foods spoil more rapidly if the refrigerator or freezer is packed so full that air flow is compromised.

It also causes less condensation than double glazing thanks to improved air flow .

There also are improvements to the heater / air-conditioning system, which Chrysler says make it quieter and improve air flow .

blood

This is seen as a greyish-white accumulation of material which grows and obstructs blood flow .

It is commonly due to globally diminished cerebral blood flow , which may be caused by a variety of mechanisms.

Not tightly enough to restrict the blood flow , but sufficient to make her long to be able to stretch.

Studies using blood flow changes in normal volunteers have shown something similar.

Mefenamic acid will reduce blood flow by between 30 and 45 per cent.

The blood flow to the tip of the temporal lobe does increase in studies of anticipatory anxiety.

Automatic control of ram movement and strip feeds of hydraulic press; Blood flow analysis and bone necrosis.

Further, no firm experimental evidence shows that these drugs diminish regional cerebral blood flow in migraineurs.

cash

Thirdly, in comparison with cash flow accounting, accruals adjustments demand a higher administrative and accounting cost.

A company with severe cash flow problems may have no choice but to run a lean inventory operation.

Shaftesbury Homes' report was praised for a good treasurer's report, accounts and cash flow statement.

That will be paid off by using cash flow , or replacing it with medium or long-term bonds.

Franchisees at the meeting worried about cash flow , and what it will take to attract more customers.

These investments have therefore been treated as cash equivalents in preparing the cash flow statement reflecting the liquid nature of the investments.

It's the only way he will get some cash flow to bring in a couple of new faces.

Success, market valuation and cash flow provide a powerful momentum.

chart

These are explained with flow charts , diagrams and summaries assisting an understanding of the text.

Mitchell visualized a hormonal flow chart that resembled a metropolitan subway system, all lines headed for the downtown station.

The scale of the effort would have precluded updating the flow chart when new experience was gained or after equipment modification.

It could disappear into the whirring computers and multicolored flow charts of the economic miracle.

An illustration of a flow chart is given in Fig. 1.21.

Institutions have regulations, codified systems of behavior, organizational flow charts , and job descriptions.

The relationship between the functions discussed in this chapter is indicated diagrammatically on the flow chart shown.

Obviously if you have a very large project you would never do a flow chart manually.

diagram

The flow diagram is based on the following process.

The two main economic agents in the flow diagram are households and firms.

Decide on the order of the presentation of material to the learner and produce flow diagrams . 4.

Fig 2 shows a flow diagram of the database.

Instead of couplets the information is presented in the form of a pictorial flow diagram .

A simplified flow diagram of an economy.

Many flow diagrams also include the quantities of materials flowing in and out at each stage of the process.

energy

The healing process involves correcting imbalances and freeing blockages, thus restoring a proper energy flow through the body.

Each serpent or conduit conducts its respective energy to form the human electro-magnetic energy flow .

The energy flow through the faces at, and is respectively.

The net effect is thus to balance and harmonize the energy flow .

heat

This is consistent with high heat flow across Western Cordillera and altiplano.

The total geothermal heat flow is 1028 ergs per year.

Palaeoclimate reconstructions indicate that the meridional temperature gradients decrease, and poleward heat flow increases, as global mean temperature increases.

These areas of concentrated heat flow can sometimes provide enough power to run a small town.

The prediction of thermal history is somewhat more problematical and requires the modelling of basin evolution and heat flow .

The break of slope at ± 2000 m is probably indicative of considerably higher heat flow in the past.

Wattset al. 1982 have shown that lateral heat flow results in anomalies in the normal thermal subsidence profile following crustal stretching.

This simple model assumes no increase in heat flow to accompany the inversion event.

information

So far, Firbas' approach to information flow can be summed up as follows.

Each regime of control is boosted by deepening loops of feedback and information flow .

These include the fast-changing aspects of the situation: the information flow , flow of goods and so on.

Ideas and information flow more rapidly, and action becomes easier.

It is as flexible, in terms of processing and information flow , as the blackboard system used in Hearsay-II.

This is by far the easiest model of information flow to control.

lava

Meanwhile, powerful United States Army helicopters continued dropping massive concrete blocks to hinder the lava flow .

Their film shows the steep underwater flow front of a lava flow which was being erupted from a vent on Hawaii itself.

And I bet no man has ever appreciated the lava flow of sensuality so near your ice-perfect surface.

money

Nammack in New York. Money flow measures the volume of shares traded every time a stock goes up or down.

The opposite scenario would result in positive money flow .

To be sure, not all strategists use money flow as a market gauge.

P and Nasdaq resumed their climbs after the July 19 drop -- but money flow into both kept declining.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average remained relatively unscathed during the last six months, attracting more positive money flow .

rate

As no water is pumped through the unit, no flow rate restrictions apply.

The treatment is maintenance of a high urinary flow rate .

How much would I need, and what flow rate is suitable?

These include: severe slugging, flow rate transients, thermal transients and pipeline rupture.

Catalytic reaction kinetics are favourable over a wide range of pressures, temperatures and flow rates .

At smaller Re, the difference between laminar and turbulent flow rates is too small.

The propellant flow rates were controllable either manually or via the on-board computer system.

traffic

If everyone knows and obeys the rules traffic flow and safety at roundabouts is much improved.

Measure O backers say the university-financed roadway improvements are necessary to improve traffic flow , including emergency trips to Stanford medical facilities.

Driver-only buses have become the norm, and may have increased privatised profitability, but they've decreased traffic flow .

Whatever option is picked should allow the maximum unimpeded traffic flow on to and off of city streets.

This may be achieved through better driving habits, improved traffic flow systems and road networks and car pooling.

He checked the traffic flow , watching the lemon-drop headlights approach in pairs.

The diamond rivers of traffic flow inexhaustibly on.

A police officer negligently sent the plaintiff, another police officer, into the tunnel, against the traffic flow .

water

Constant very slow water flow should take place inside the media preventing true dead areas forming to leach back impurities.

It was the quickness of the changes in water flow during previous operations of the dam that led to the most erosion.

Household items allow the junior magician to make an erupting volcano and camera obscura, hypnotise books and see water flow uphill.

Only particles that can not cross cell membranes obligate net water flow across such membranes.

We saw many examples of the type of water flow which had flipped our rafts over like pancakes.

I feel the water flow over passing faces.

This won't significantly affect the water flow , but should prevent it sticking in the future.

Must be fitted so that sweep is in direction of water flow .

■ VERB

allow

A slightly different principle, which allows solvent flow to take place, forms the basis of the Melab and Knauer models.

The soffit vents provide cooling air at the eaves, the ridge vent allows the air flow constantly.

Suspended floors to allow air flow and prevent radon build-up.

control

Ballvalves A ballvalve controls the flow of water into a cistern.

I usually posted myself then at a busy intersection where a traffic light controlled commuter flow from Newark.

The machine is fitted with a computerised management system to control stock flow .

They controlled the flow of whatever it was the people needed or thought they needed or were persuaded they needed.

But Duran's failure to control his cash flow had him ducking under the ropes again 18 months later.

The outcome demonstrates just how difficult it is becoming for national regulators to control the flow of information.

Interface-the circuit, or physical connection, which controls the flow of data between a computer and its peripherals.

The child is not capable of controlling this flow and will show staining of his or her pants.

ensure

Her relationship with Meirion was crucial, too, for ensuring the steady flow of garments from Carno to London.

The restoration scheme, to be completed by 1998, should ensure a minimum flow of 34 million litres a day.

Once in place a flow deflector and venturi unit can be set to ensure the required flow and aeration.

improve

This improves the flow of gases, but also increases noise, so the firm must find a compromise.

Performing exercise when you are tired can acutely raise your energy level by improving the flow of oxygen through the body.

Capital allowances reduce a company's tax liability and thus improve its after-tax cash flow .

Measure O backers say the university-financed roadway improvements are necessary to improve traffic flow , including emergency trips to Stanford medical facilities.

Conventional treatments, including surgery, had failed to improve the blood flow to the heart.

To improve cash flow , Kmart eliminated its dividend, cut expenses and boosted earnings.

If these skills improve then we may yet have the desired effect of improving the flow of the ball.

The goal is to improve the communication and flow of information among the sales, customer, and production functions.

increase

During either chore, many areas of your brain would receive increased blood flow .

Panting increases the flow of air through the muzzle and enhances evaporation.

Osmotic diuretics cause in-creased potassium losses, probably primarily because of the increased urine flow accompanying them.

Scalp stimulants can help to revitalise dormant hair follicles by increasing the blood flow to the scalp.

Undo the coupling slightly so water can trickle into the container, and open the air vent to increase the flow rate.

Because of the increased flow of traffic, Clarke revamped his Special Branch into three streamlined sections.

interrupt

Remember here that some people do not like seeing you write down their words for it interrupts their flow of thought.

To avoid interrupting the flow of the main text, occasional bits of parenthetical material appear as footnotes.

At least it interrupts the flow of retired vice- marshalls.

He then organized a team of five employees who revised the proposal and several other documents-without interrupting the regular work flow .

Do this as a separate routine after writing if you are concerned not to interrupt the flow of composition.

There are some folks who believe the two two-minute intermissions unnecessarily interrupted the flow of the film.

I had to interrupt her flow of catastrophes to suggest that we try to understand what was going on beneath the surface.

The pads can be inserted into an undergravel set up as a gravel tidy without interrupting the free flow of water.

maintain

Difficulty in maintaining coherent flow of thought.

Our academic institutions help to maintain a flow of the kind of cultural capital on which our wider social institutions are based.

Without this it would be difficult to maintain a constant flow of fuel to the engines.

measure

This is important because many devices for measuring low flow speeds in turn require calibration.

The trade balance measures the flow of goods in and out of the country.

reduce

Mefenamic acid will reduce blood flow by between 30 and 45 per cent.

The relief of pain by oxygen inhalations, which reduce cerebral blood flow , also suggests that this is a factor.

Faxes and telephones add to the flow of communication but do little to reduce the flow of people.

Water managers have already shut a gate north of the crash site to reduce the southerly flow of water.

Somatostatin is known to reduce splanchnic blood flow without modifying systemic arterial blood pressure.

Dumping the air from one line into another at a 90-degree angle creates turbulence and can drastically reduce air flow .

The head bored through the blockages that were reducing the blood flow .

So what will reduce the illegal flow ?

restrict

Not tightly enough to restrict the blood flow , but sufficient to make her long to be able to stretch.

By then, the critical decision had been taken to restrict the flow of refugee children into Britain.

A recent decision tightening up the laws relating to overseas players will greatly restrict the flow of foreigners to Ireland.

Wear loose clothing Avoid tight socks or stockings that restrict the flow of blood.

slow

Sitting still reduces this action, slowing blood flow and increasing the chances of clotting.

This simply slows the flow of traffic and causes unnecessary and frustrating delays.

stem

Sandbags were used to stem the flow but several corridors were soon under water.

To stem the flow , he advocates strict trade protections, including high tariffs on imported goods.

When was she going to stem the financial flow ?

The brigadier tried to stem the flow with a tourniquet.

How can we stem the tidal flow of change?

She stemmed the flow of tears that came, knowing they would sting his body.

Rose stemmed the flow , encouraged the ebb, and he allowed it to be that way.

After the game Kasparov said that Karpov had to play 24 ... d3 to stem the flow of the White attack.

stop

Somewhere, there will be a plug of ice stopping the flow .

A pressure dressing was applied to stop the flow of blood.

Once you have stopped the flow , relax and allow the bladder to empty completely.

They were determined to stop the flow .

Redemption and grace stop the flow of cause-and-effect in our parenting.

Within a few days you will have identified the relevant muscles needed to stop the flow .

The police Sergeant was kneeling beside the wounded man, pressing a pad against his side to stop the flow of blood.

If you can stop the flow fairly easily it is the latter.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

ebb and flow

Manufacturers need to anticipate the ebb and flow of consumer demand.

A moaning north wind that ebbed and flowed like the sound of surf and ocean waves.

But he related well to me, although his engagement ebbed and flowed.

In the harbour you got a secondary ebb and flow between the main tides.

Inside the room I saw the pulsing ebb and flow of light that meant a fire.

It was ebb and flow, up and down, punch and counterpunch that didn't want to end.

Nixon always will remain a vivid figure for those of us who watched the ebb and flow of his remarkable career.

The ebb and flow of controversy in television news items did not produce corresponding trends in public interest and discussion.

There is always an ebb and flow, an inner energy used to enhance mood and expression.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a lava flow

the flow of oil from the Middle East

The civil war has severely disrupted the flow of humanitarian aid to the region.

the ebb and flow of the tide

The road repairs should not affect traffic flow .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And it is bad for his cash flow .

Money flow measures the volume of shares traded every time a stock goes up or down.

Sink mixers have divided flow so that the hot and cold water do not mix until they have left the tap.

The momentum derives not from a lulling flow or titillating suspense but from astoundingly acrobatic leaps from perch to perch.

Under the function-oriented approach to the flow of authority, the night cashiers work for a head cashier.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

around

They flow around events rather than meeting them head-on.

Alice, black hair flowing around her beautiful face: other images arose clear and bright in all their colours.

There may also be signs that liquid rock flowed around the crater, from impact melted materials.

The ocean currents flow around these in the same way that winds blow around high and low centres of atmospheric pressure.

The wall at his back flowed around him with the softness of feathers.

It looked as if the rock had flowed around the pistol, curling strands of stone that gripped the barrel and the trigger-guard.

The river Talabec flows around the outside of the crater.

freely

In Berlin, Friedrichstrasse meets Zimmerstrasse at a very ordinary road junction across which traffic flows freely .

Cecilia viuda is highly charged emotionally and tears flow freely .

Beer and whisky flowed freely , amid much back-slapping and bonhomie.

But the fountain was flowing freely this morning.

It operates as a conduit for ideas to flow freely throughout an organization.

John Carroll rightly reminded others that Catholic blood had flowed freely during the war.

Again, press smooth so water will flow freely .

In the primary processes of the unconscious system, psychical energy flows freely by means of displacement and condensation.

smoothly

The toastmaster opens the proceedings and keeps them flowing smoothly .

He waltzed her around the room a little as the soft music started to flow smoothly over them.

If you succeed in this, your cuts will be effectively invisible, and the images will flow smoothly .

This allows traffic to flow smoothly between networks. 2.

But as experience is gained through constant repetition, each movement of the form begins to flow smoothly into the next.

Bonnie invited her input, and gave her the assignment to get things flowing smoothly .

Above all, the notes need to be spot on while allowing the overall rhythm to flow smoothly .

This keeps the solution flowing smoothly and, together with keeping the solution at 2°C, stops convection currents building up.

■ NOUN

adrenalin

Although the adrenalin may flow , you owe it to yourself not to become carried away.

The urgency kicks in, the adrenalin flows a bit faster, the pulse quickens.

Yet there are certain composers who fall flat on their face unless the adrenalin really start to flow .

In addition, a couple of deep breaths calms the nerves wonderfully when your adrenalin is flowing .

But the adrenalin flowed , and Gough began to throw caution and the bat.

air

Does he agree that that contrasts with the breath of fresh air that is now flowing through our universities and polytechnics?

The air flowing across her felt fresh, cool, high, and late.

These subtle curves encourage air to flow under the board which gives extra lift and better acceleration.

Natural gas fed through the spud drillings are rapidly and intimately mixed with combustion air flowing through the burner throat.

If you open the valve on the tyre, air flows out until the pressure inside the tyre equals that outside.

The great success of our air campaign flowed from a strong quality foundation, shaped on those three basic points.

The craft's rear structure minimises turbulence in the air flowing into its propellers to reduce internal noise.

They mix together. Air too flows from one place to another.

benefit

We are not told of the use or otherwise of anaesthetics, nor of any benefits flowing from such research.

They need to obtain positive economic benefits or cash flow early in the project life.

Sir William Shelton Will my right hon. Friend confirm that we already see benefits flowing from the citizens charter?

But do I think genuine social benefits will flow from victory in my cases?-precious few....

Indeed, it was considered a desirable benefit flowing from Britain's advanced technology.

It could have led to a certain amount of resentment, particularly when the material benefits flowed in for Hannah.

Even the workers who still have jobs feel few benefits have flowed their way.

blood

She says a massage will help loosen you up and get the blood flowing normally and warm up those aching muscles.

Underground streams evoke the blood flowing under the surface of our own bodies.

I strongly disapprove of needless bloodshed, be the blood flowing from human veins or otherwise.

John of the Cross, fresh blood flowed from the wound resulting from an amputated finger.

Had she known, she'd have torn him limb from limb, bitten his sun-browned flesh till the blood flowed .

Her blood seemed to flow swifter, hotter, in response.

The soul begins to expand, the blood begins to flow more sweetly in your veins.

capital

Such critics have argued for the imposition of transaction taxes to choke off short-term capital flows .

Gordon talked about multinationals, international finance, global capital flows .

People ask what can be done to discourage short-term capital flows .

Enormous capital flowed into these projects in the hope that the network infrastructure would eventually settle into place.

The extent of economic globalisation is illustrated by the recent enormous growth in trade and foreign capital flows .

By 1993 net capital flows into the developing world more than doubled to over $ 110 billion a year.

They say they can not prove the liberalisation of trade and capital flows has caused the decline in progress.

External capital flowed in, attracted by the strong peseta and lax controls.

cash

His attempts to put things right have been undermined by a cash flow that was always spasmodic and is now drying up.

The truly rich can afford the tax advice and the expendable cash flow to avoid paying cap gains taxes all together.

It is cash flowing on costs as the case progresses which provides another incentive to settle.

Unit costs were down and cash flow up, providing a steady increase in the gainsharing payout to employees.

As far as consumerism is concerned, discrimination against older people will only disappear as their cash flowing through the tills influences change.

Some analysts say the December sales shortfall helped to push cash flow further into the red than expected, however.

When leaders manage cash flow they manage organizational vitality.

Second,, it ignores expected cash flows beyond the payback period.

country

At that stage, the tigers accounted for only 19% of the money flowing into these countries .

If the Ruritanian tributary was to flow into the country of junior fiction, it could only be in a narrower channel.

current

When electrical currents flow they produce magnetic fields and so it is possible that these two therapies amount to the same thing.

The current flowed so rapidly that it lapped the banks, undermining the verges which fell in clumps.

All of the interesting events, like impulses, involve making currents flow , using those batteries.

The ocean currents flow around these in the same way that winds blow around high and low centres of atmospheric pressure.

Some years it is there, but for most years it is absent and the current flows along the coast as normal.

Care has to be taken to make sure no excessive currents can flow during these transients.

The current flowing in the system is measured.

direction

And when you look about, there is the city, grey on grey, flowing outwards in every direction .

The managers were responsible for seeing that information and resources flowed in both directions , as needed.

But the political tide seemed to be flowing in a different direction .

The money that changes hands can take a bewildering variety of forms and flow in various directions .

The banks of the river move; water flows in new directions .

Rather than study them, we here describe a kind of network in which information can flow in both directions .

Refugees flowed in both directions , in appalling conditions, and there were innumerable killings.

energy

The information captured shows a kind of luminescence and streams of energy flowing from the fingers or toes.

When we have established the precise type of energy flowing here, we can probably measure it with better precision.

It's immensely enjoyable to feel those tingling currents of energy beginning to flow all over you.

In the primary processes of the unconscious system, psychical energy flows freely by means of displacement and condensation.

His therapeutic techniques enabled the blockages to be dissolved and the body's energy to flow freely.

Just as the blood is circulated through our physical body, so energy flows through and between the subtle bodies.

The energy flows upward, but does not go far.

Prana is seen as a universal energy which flows in currents in and around the body.

funds

As a result of these expectations, funds flow from short-term markets to long-term markets, thereby driving down long-term interest rates.

A simplified funds flow statement is shown below.

Further funds flow from the Kaleidoscope programme.

Final legislation signed by the president kept the funds flowing to Bath.

Now, however, the funds are flowing in.

It is a more standardised approach than the funds flow statement.

hair

Her mass of blonde hair was down, flowing free in the winter air.

His long blond hair flows from a black cap.

Alice, black hair flowing around her beautiful face: other images arose clear and bright in all their colours.

His rich dark hair flowed down over a purple cloak that covered his strong shoulders.

The girls' long hair flowing over tight turtle-neck sweaters, eyes darkened against pale skin.

information

We had to get the basic structure right, the basic information flows in and then bring the consultants in.

The managers were responsible for seeing that information and resources flowed in both directions, as needed.

Both men wanted computers when they controlled the direction in which the information flowed .

There was plenty of time for information to flow up the chain of command and decisions to flow back down.

Organizations depend on upward communication and a multitude of systems are designed to force that information to flow .

In contrast, innovative organizations foster constant communication, so information flows quickly through their ranks.

Rather than study them, we here describe a kind of network in which information can flow in both directions.

But the information will flow one way, making popular Internet features like e-mail impossible.

juice

Come Wimbledon, of course, his juices will doubtless be flowing again.

But Charles knows his business, visiting me with exactly the right frequency to keep my juices flowing without hardening my resistance.

It helps the guy to answer, starts the vocal juices flowing , passes air through the throat.

The professor was likable, it was the sixties, not having your creative juices flowing was understandable.

You can, of course, make up anything frisky that's going to get your juices flowing .

I say, hoping this will get the creative juices flowing .

lava

Since they were erupted so low down, it was not long before the rivers of lava were flowing through inhabited areas.

The discovery of lava flows that cover vast distances on the Moon provided an interesting clue to their composition.

These depths consist of vast mountain ranges, deep canyons, mighty steaming lava flows .

She just wanted to be on her own so that the lava of tears could flow unchecked, melt it all away.

money

The current account compares the value of exports and inward money flows to imports and outward money flows.

No other word but redistribution describes how the money has flowed towards the poorest with a little taken from the top.

The current account compares the value of exports and inward money flows to imports and outward money flows.

After his death in 1998, the money continued to flow from Botnar's estate and charitable foundations.

Investors who monitor the money flowing into and out of stocks think she may be.

They said the tax cut would reduce the amount of money flowing to schools.

Some channels through which money flows into the system will be closed.

oil

A high skin means oil can not flow as easily as it could from an undamaged well.

This would earn Moscow substantial transit fees once the first oil starts flowing next autumn.

From January 1974 the oil once more began to flow freely.

Could you suggest a medium which would help the oil paint to flow better?

river

The River of Souls which flowed nine times round the Prison.

Then, at the beginning of the dry season, Tonle Sap river flows back to the Mekong.

Southern Britain abounds in small rivers all flowing eventually into larger ones and the sea.

It would seem cruel to watch clean rivers flowing sweetly through a heartless and divided nation.

Since they were erupted so low down, it was not long before the rivers of lava were flowing through inhabited areas.

Normally the water level is high enough during the spring and summer for the river to flow .

A lovely river flowed into the sea there which had excellent washing pools with an abundance of clear bubbling water.

sea

A lovely river flowed into the sea there which had excellent washing pools with an abundance of clear bubbling water.

When the tide flows out, the current often flows straight out to sea washing any distressed windsurfer with it.

stream

A steady stream of metal flowed down Piccadilly.

Underground streams evoke the blood flowing under the surface of our own bodies.

Permeable areas usually have only a few streams , but they flow with little variation throughout the year and rarely flood.

The life streams were flowing with buoyancy.

Right: The little stream which flows under Puente Chinoluiz where we found an abundance of fish.

He then put pen to paper, and soon a stream of adjectives was flowing .

That car there, in the stream of lights flowing along the Parkway - that might be the Waylands.

Currents move in the sea - the lights of traffic streams flowing and eddying.

tear

Today it didn't work, the tears started flowing again.

Cecilia viuda is highly charged emotionally and tears flow freely.

She just wanted to be on her own so that the lava of tears could flow unchecked, melt it all away.

Only her tears flowed and could not stop.

Darren's gulps were immediately checked although the tears flowed on.

Odysseus as usual was on the sandy shore letting his salt tears flow while he gazed at the empty sea.

He was rubbing and pulling at his mouth, tears flowing , along with copious saliva.

My own tears start to flow , and more words rise to my lips.

traffic

In Berlin, Friedrichstrasse meets Zimmerstrasse at a very ordinary road junction across which traffic flows freely.

She was pressed up against his door as traffic flowed past, bathing her in headlights.

The traffic kept flowing steadily, giving her no chance to escape.

Much of the traffic flowing into the Puzzle Palace consists of unencrypted voice and text from telephone, cable, and telex.

Currents move in the sea - the lights of traffic streams flowing and eddying.

This allows traffic to flow smoothly between networks. 2.

Ashley glanced up to see that, at long last, the donkey carts had shifted and the traffic had begun to flow .

Driving up Sacramento Street, I pulled over to the side, the brakes whining. Traffic flowed by.

vein

I strongly disapprove of needless bloodshed, be the blood flowing from human veins or otherwise.

Enraged, he had her broken on a wheel, scourged and beheaded, at which milk flowed from her veins .

Sometimes I could almost see her flowing through his veins .

The sap flowed easily through her veins .

water

A river of golden water surrounded it, flowing between banks cut out of the stone, crossed by four bridges.

In the West, it is said, water flows uphill toward money.

Layers of rock that are porous and permeable enough to store water and let it flow through them easily are called aquifers.

I turn on some faucets and water flows into the dishwasher.

The clean water can then flow back into the river.

Just how much water used to flow past the foremast step when we were in Hong Kong?

The water that flows out comes from elastic storage.

The banks of the river move; water flows in new directions.

word

In his clear, dreamy voice, words and melodies flow as one.

The more you struggle, the slower the words flow , the stiffer they get.

His words flowed down smoothly as the black cloth of his soutane.

Cantor prided himself on his lecture style: his carefully drawn figures and precisely spoken words flowed together effortlessly.

They spurred each other on, allowing the action and the words to flow naturally.

So you let the words flow faster than beer on tap.

Text from a word processor file is flowed on to the page as a galley of typeset material.

The whole word flows as one-it is taken for granted.

■ VERB

ebb

Should sentences therefore ebb and flow with the same tides?

But he related well to me, although his engagement ebbed and flowed .

The music often has ethnic undertones, and it ebbs and flows with great subtlety.

With a yet slower rhythm than the polar ice, the tides of civilization ebbed and flowed across the galaxy.

Both types of water and a brackish mixture can ebb and flow together.

A moaning north wind that ebbed and flowed like the sound of surf and ocean waves.

Over the past decade this brutish conflict has ebbed and flowed .

She has seen her popularity ebb and flow .

let

Layers of rock that are porous and permeable enough to store water and let it flow through them easily are called aquifers.

And a couple of performers have trouble with the verse, galloping through the rhymes rather than letting them flow naturally.

Take my moments and my days - Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Odysseus as usual was on the sandy shore letting his salt tears flow while he gazed at the empty sea.

So why not just let things flow on.

So you let the words flow faster than beer on tap.

I let it flow over me.

Miguel felt his soul grow lighter as he let it all flow out of him.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

From here, factory waste flows straight into the sea.

If I change this paragraph, do you think it will flow better?

Oil flowed from the tanker into the sea.

Tears flowed down her cheeks as she hugged her children.

The conversation flowed from one topic to another.

The river flows more slowly here and it is safe to swim.

The widened freeway should help keep traffic flowing.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Applications have been flowing into the Manor Ground but no moves have yet been made.

Boswell's unhappiness flowed from his own unsteady and volatile character.

Does he agree that that contrasts with the breath of fresh air that is now flowing through our universities and polytechnics?

Everyone got along well, and the scripts flowed easily.

Here in the slow movement she allowed the gentle principal theme to flow naturally and above all musically.

Natural gas fed through the spud drillings are rapidly and intimately mixed with combustion air flowing through the burner throat.

The managers were responsible for seeing that information and resources flowed in both directions, as needed.

The professor was likable, it was the sixties, not having your creative juices flowing was understandable.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.