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stream

2 verb
     
Related topics: School, Computers
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1

pour

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to flow quickly and in great amounts [= pour]
stream out/from/onto etc
Water came streaming out of the burst pipe.
Tears streamed down her cheeks.
2

flow

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to move in a continuous flow in the same direction
stream out/across/past etc
People streamed past us on all sides.
3

give out liquid

[intransitive and transitive] to produce a continuous flow of liquid
stream with
When I got up, my face was streaming with blood.
streaming cold British English (=an illness in which a lot of liquid comes out of your nose)
4

light

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if light streams somewhere, it shines through an opening into a place or onto a surface [= flood]
stream in/through/from etc
The first rays of morning sunlight streamed through the open doorway.
5

move freely

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition, usually in progressive] to move freely in a current of wind or water
stream in/out/behind etc
Elise ran, her hair streaming out behind her.
6TD

computer

[transitive] if you stream sound or video, you play it on your computer while it is being downloaded from the Internet, rather than saving it as a file and then playing it
7

school

[transitive] British EnglishSES to put school children in groups according to their ability [= track American English]
streaming noun [uncountable]

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