verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- flour moth,
- flow breccia,
- flow chart,
- flow cleavage,
- flow country,
- flow sheet
Origin of flow
Examples from the Web for underflow
From the area of water-bearing gravels found, it was proposed to tap the underflow water at the 630-m.
Here the waters lost themselves for many feet in the underflow so common in this land of aimless, uncertain waterways.The Price of the Prairie|Margaret Hill McCarter
The general scheme for tapping this underflow was to drive a main gallery at the 560-m.
It is filled to the brim with sand, however, and through the sand is an underflow.Life and Adventures of 'Billy' Dixon|Billy Dixon
The water is almost wholly taken from the rivers, but underflow is also utilized, especially in San Luis Park.
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
mid-15c., "action of flowing," from flow (v.). Meaning "amount that flows" is from 1807. Flow chart attested from 1920.
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.
see ebb and flow; go with the flow.