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Definition of flow:

  1. A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.
  2. A low- lying piece of watery land; - called also flow moss and flow bog.
  3. A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
  4. Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
  5. imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.
  6. The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.
  7. To become liquid; to melt.
  8. To cover with varnish.
  9. To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
  10. To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
  11. To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
  12. To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
  13. To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
  14. To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
  15. To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
  16. To rise, as the tide; - opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty- four hours.

Synonyms:

ladder, escape, progress, light, extend, combine, devolve, lam, head for the hills, run away, black market, period of time, come down, fertilise, stream, ascend, tide, stop, flux, liquify, incline, fuse, give, outpouring, tide, merge, guide, function, river, originate, race, emanation, full stop, emanate, sail, melt down, indraft, strike, dribble, ebb, issue, well, take to the woods, menstruate, accrue, die hard, fall down, break away, tend, oozing, carry, enter, settle, unravel, bleed, track down, fly the coop, surge, course, hunt, lead, upspring, prevail, hunt down, return, feed in, scat, hang up, precipitate, stem, empty, derive, overflow, eat, flow rate, rush, outflow, movement, bristle, mix, flowing, downdraft, menstruum, spate, operate, diminish, rich, surge, swarm, run for, current, glide, lessen, spurt, teem, descend, scarper, bunk, conflate, commingle, roll, work, drift, discharge, breeze, turn tail, crawl, decrease, run, spout, liquefy, meld, persist, overflow, rate of flow, feed, wind, lean, watercourse, range, execute, discharge, time period, advert, leakage, go down, endure, play, attend, consort, campaign, arise, full point, electric current, draft, effusion, up-current, slipstream, hang, period, immix, point, melt, string up, shine, draw, big, come, fertilize, ply, catamenia, drift, pullulate, cling, pay heed, geological period, give ear, fall, spring, start, abound, menstruation, prey, feast, blend, rise, be given, coalesce, circulate, hightail it, menses.

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