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stream

noun [C]  /strim/ us  

stream noun [C] (SMALL RIVER)

a small river that flows on or below the surface of the ground: Rivers are wider, deeper, and longer than streams.

stream noun [C] (FLOW)

a continuous flow: The faucet leaked in a steady stream. An endless stream of traffic clogged the roads today.

stream

verb  /strim/ us  

stream verb (SEND)

[T] to send continuous sound or moving images using computers: Wi-fi networking allows you to stream music from a PC to the device.

stream verb (FLOW)

[I] to move continuously: Record numbers of applications were streaming into our offices. Tears streamed down her cheeks. Sunlight was streaming through the window.
Translations of “stream”
in Korean 시내…
in Arabic جَدْوَل…
in French ruisseau, torrent, courant…
in Turkish dere, çay…
in Italian torrente, ruscello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小河, 小河,溪流, 水流…
in Russian ручей…
in Polish strumień, potok, rzeczka…
in Spanish riachuelo, arroyo, corriente…
in Portuguese riacho, regato, ribeirão…
in German der Wasserlauf, der Strom, die Leistungsgruppe…
in Catalan rierol, riera…
in Japanese 小川…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小河, 小河,溪流, 水流…
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