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flow

flow

 
 
pronunciation:
flo
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: flowed, flowing, flows
definition 1: to move in a smooth, steady stream.
The river flows to the sea.Sand flowed through her fingers.
synonyms:
glide, run, stream
similar words:
cascade, ripple, slip, wash
definition 2: to move in a smooth and easy way.
Thoughts flowed through his mind as he listened to the music.
synonyms:
float, glide, run
similar words:
drift
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of flowing.
They stopped the flow of water by building a dam.
synonyms:
current, stream
similar words:
flush, ripple, surge, wash, wave
definition 2: a series of things, ideas, or events that continue in a steady stream.
The car moved with the flow of traffic.
synonyms:
run, stream
similar words:
cascade, current, flood, procession, roll, torrent
derivation: flowing (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words flow and floe sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why a floe might flow on a hot summer day, look up floe.
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