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stream

noun [C]  us   /strim/

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  us   /strim/

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.
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