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Definition of "flow" [flow]

  • To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid. (verb-intransitive)
  • To issue in a stream; pour forth: Sap flowed from the gash in the tree. (verb-intransitive)
  • To circulate, as the blood in the body. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move with a continual shifting of the component particles: wheat flowing into the bin; traffic flowing through the tunnel. (verb-intransitive)
  • To proceed steadily and easily: The preparations flowed smoothly. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flow" in a sentence
  • "Of course, going with the flow is a lot easier, and Canadians are ‘easy-going’ people."
  • "Dudley said those communities who were hurt, should not allow the actions of trouble makers to stop what she described as a flow of goodwill growing in South Africa."
  • "Most of the flow is the Unconferences piece which has been widely linked to."