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stream

verb (FLOW)    /striːm/
[I usually + adv/prep] to flow somewhere or produce liquid, quickly and in large amounts without stopping: There were tears streaming down his face. One woman was carried from the scene of the accident with blood streaming from her head.UK I've got a terrible cold and my nose has been streaming all week.Movement of liquids stream in, out, through, etc. to move continuously in one direction: We were all very excited as we streamed out of our final exam. Officials estimate that 20,000 refugees streamed into the city last week. His hair streamed out behind him as he rode off.Advancing and moving forward
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