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noun American English pronunciation: flow /floʊ/ 
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singularflow
pluralflows
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the continuous movement of a liquid in one direction

    drugs that improve blood flow around the body

    flow of:

    Leaves in the ditch were blocking the flow of water.

    1. a.
      the continuous movement of a line of vehicles or people

      The new system should speed up the traffic flow.

      flow of:

      There was a steady flow of refugees leaving the country.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a supply of something that continues without stopping

    Reducing tariffs is the key to developing a substantial trade flow.

    the agency's work flow

    flow of:

    News media provided a steady flow of information about the war.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a way of talking or thinking in an easy natural way, without any pauses or difficulties
    flow of:

    She kept up an easy flow of conversation throughout the flight.

    The phone rang, interrupting the flow of his thoughts.

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