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verb stream pronunciation in British English /striːm/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestreaming
past tensestreamed
past participlestreamed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to flow continuously
    stream down/from/off/into:

    Clouds of black smoke streamed from the car.

    Tears streamed down his cheeks.

    1. b.
      [intransitive] to move in large numbers in a continuous flow
      stream across/down/into etc:

      1,200 students streamed into the auditorium.

      Holidaymakers streamed from the hotels to the beach.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to shine or give off light
    stream in/through/from:

    There was bright sunlight streaming through the windows.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to move and wave in the air or in water
    stream behind/in/out:

    Her cloak streamed out behind her as she ran.

  4. 5
    [intransitive/transitive] computing to play video or sound on a computer or mobile device by getting it as a continuous stream rather than having to download it; to provide data in this way

    I played on this thing all day surfing the web, streaming music videos, downloading games etc

    The presentation involved several live videos streamed directly from headsets worn by employees.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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