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flow

 
 
pronunciation:
flo
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: flows, flowing, flowed
definition: to move in a smooth, steady stream.
The river flows to the sea.Sand flowed through her fingers.
synonyms:
run, stream
similar words:
move
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part of speech: noun
definition: the steady movement of liquids.
They stopped the flow of water by building a dam.
synonyms:
current
similar words:
wave
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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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