verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of flow
Synonyms for flow
Related Words for flowstream, tide, flood, outflow, progress, discharge, wind, movement, leakage, ebb, tumble, sweep, glide, leak, splash, percolate, swirl, circulate, swell, overflow
Examples from the Web for flow
Contemporary Examples of flow
Ebb and flow, checks and balances, the center would hold, et cetera.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall
December 29, 2014
But before a new tide of tourists can flow from Miami to Havana, Cuba will need to build more runways.Goodbye, Bahamas. Hello, Havana!
December 18, 2014
If DNSIB can target these 100 “bad” gun stores, it could reduce the flow of guns into the hands of criminals.Can God Beat the NRA?
November 13, 2014
Analyzing the ebb and flow of the race, Howie said Weiland has positive momentum but Rounds is collapsing.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)
October 15, 2014
Now, there are no cliffhangers, just an expectation from the audience that the blood will flow.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep
October 3, 2014
Historical Examples of flow
He acquired a general knowledge of the ebb and flow of popular stocks.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
We are channels through which truth must flow to our patients.
The blood seemed to flow back to my heart as I realised what I had done.
Have they considered the awful consequences likely to flow from their representations of Virtue?The Uncommercial Traveller
The tears used to flow limpid and pearl-like from her grey, questioning eyes.My Double Life
verb (mainly intr)
- a marsh or swamp
- an inlet or basin of the sea
- (capital when part of a name)Scapa Flow
Word Origin for flow
Old English flowan "to flow, stream, issue; become liquid, melt; abound, overflow" (class VII strong verb; past tense fleow, past participle flowen), from Proto-Germanic *flo- (cf. Middle Dutch vloyen, Dutch vloeien "to flow," Old Norse floa "to deluge," Old High German flouwen "to rinse, wash"), probably from PIE *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). The weak form predominated from 14c., but strong past participle flown is occasionally attested through 18c. Related: Flowed; flowing.
mid-15c., "action of flowing," from flow (v.). Meaning "amount that flows" is from 1807. Flow chart attested from 1920.
see ebb and flow; go with the flow.