- (of a fluid, gas, or electricity) move along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream；(of the sea or a tidal river) move toward the land; rise.
- the action or fact of moving along in a steady, continuous stream；the rate or speed at which something flows
verb: flow, 3rd person present: flows, gerund or present participle: flowing, past tense: flowed, past participle: flowed
noun: flow, plural noun: flows
- 1. (of a fluid, gas, or electricity) move along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream from here the river flows north ventilation channels keep the air flowing 同義詞
- ▪ (of the sea or a tidal river) move toward the land; rise.
- 2. go from one place to another in a steady stream, typically in large numbers the firm is hoping the orders will keep flowing in
- ▪ proceed or be produced smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly talk flowed freely around the table 同義詞
- ▪ (of clothing or hair) hang loosely in an easy and graceful manner her red hair flowed over her shoulders
- ▪ be available in copious quantities their talk and laughter grew louder as the excellent brandy flowed
- ▪ result from; be caused by there are certain advantages that may flow from that decision
- 3. (of a solid) undergo a permanent change of shape under stress, without melting.
- 1. the action or fact of moving along in a steady, continuous stream the flow of water into the pond
- ▪ the rate or speed at which something flows under the ford the river backs up, giving a deep sluggish flow
- ▪ the rise of a tide or a river.
- 2. a steady, continuous stream of something she eased the car into the flow of traffic
- 3. the gradual permanent deformation of a solid under stress, without melting.