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A flowing movement in a liquid, gas, plasma, or other form of matter, especially one that follows a recognizable course.
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  1. A flowing movement in a liquid, gas, plasma, or other form of matter, especially one that follows a recognizable course.
  2. A general tendency, movement, or course.
  3. A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
An inclined pathway or course
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  1. An inclined pathway or course
  2. (Football) A player's act of carrying the ball, usually for a specified distance:
  3. Direction or course, as of the grain of wood, a vein of ore, etc.
An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
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  1. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
  2. (Music) Any of the principal divisions of a symphony, sonata, or other extended composition: each such division typically differs from the others as in structure, tempo, key, etc.
  3. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement
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  1. Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement
  2. Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination:
  3. Forward course; development
A trend or course
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  1. A trend or course
  2. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
  3. A current or flow of water or other liquid, esp. one running along the surface of the earth; specif., a small river
The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
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  1. The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
  2. The alternate rise and fall of the surface of oceans, seas, and the bays, rivers, etc. connected with them, caused by the attraction of the moon and sun: it may occur twice in each period of 24 hours and 50 minutes, which is the time of one rotation of the earth with respect to the moon
  3. The regular rise and fall in the surface level of the Earth's oceans, seas, and bays caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and to a lesser extent of the Sun. The maximum high tides (or spring tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with Earth, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters is along the same line and is reinforced. The lowest high tides (or neap tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are at right angles to each other, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters originates from two different directions and is mitigated. Tides vary greatly by region and are influenced by sea-floor topography, storms, and water currents.
Any similar or plentiful stream or flow
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  1. Any similar or plentiful stream or flow
  2. A stream or abundant flow:
  3. A wide, natural stream of fresh water that flows into an ocean or other large body of water and is usually fed by smaller streams, called tributaries, that enter it along its course. A river and its tributaries form a drainage basin, or watershed, that collects the runoff throughout the region and channels it along with erosional sediments toward the river. The sediments are typically deposited most heavily along the river's lower course, forming floodplains along its banks and a delta at its mouth.
In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
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  1. In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
  2. A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
  3. A large body of water, as a sea or broad river
A period of decline or diminution:
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  1. A period of decline or diminution:
  2. The receding or outgoing tide, occurring between the time when the tide is highest and the time when the following tide is lowest.
  3. The flow of water back toward the sea, as the tide falls
A sudden, plentiful outflow
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  1. A sudden, plentiful outflow
  2. Excessively demonstrative language or behavior.
  3. Gushing talk or writing
A sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet
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  1. A sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet
  2. A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
  3. A sudden, brief burst of energy, speed, activity, etc.
A period of intense effort that improves a competitor's standing, as in a race.
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  1. A period of intense effort that improves a competitor's standing, as in a race.
  2. A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
  3. A sudden rushing motion like that of a great wave:
The stream of air and water rising from the blowhole of a whale
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  1. The stream of air and water rising from the blowhole of a whale
  2. A tube, lip, or hole through which liquid is released or discharged:
  3. A continuous stream of liquid.
An undesirable flow of electric current through insulation
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  1. An undesirable flow of electric current through insulation
  2. Loss of retail stock, especially due to theft
  3. An amount lost as the result of leaking.
The act of dribbling a ball or puck
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  1. The act of dribbling a ball or puck
  2. A small quantity; a bit.
  3. A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.
Something that oozes; a seepage.
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The rate of flow of fluids, particles, or energy across a given surface or area.
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  1. The rate of flow of fluids, particles, or energy across a given surface or area.
  2. In metallurgy, a substance added to metals while they are in a furnace, to remove impurities, promote fusing, etc., as a non-metallic material added to a furnace charge that has the ability to fuse with undesired matter and form a liquid slag that can run off more easily
  3. The presence of a field of force in a region of space, represented as a set of lines indicating the direction of the force. The density of the lines indicates the strength of the force. Lines used to represent magnetic fields in depictions of magnets, for example, follow the lines of flux of the field.
The sudden flowing of a large amount of something.
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  1. The sudden flowing of a large amount of something.
  2. A release or display of strong feeling
  3. The act, action, or result of pouring out or producing:
Something that flows over; an excess.
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  1. Something that flows over; an excess.
  2. An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
  3. (Computers) A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
Something that comes forth from a source; thing emitted
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  1. Something that comes forth from a source; thing emitted
  2. The act of flowing or proceeding from a fountain head or origin.
  3. That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a source; efflux; an effluence; as, perfume is an emanation from a flower.
A culminating point leading to a decision:
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  1. A culminating point leading to a decision:
  2. An item or set of items, as stamps or coins, made available at one time by a business, government, or organization.
  3. The act or an instance of flowing, passing, or giving out:
A flow of electricity in a dielectric, especially in a rarefied gas.
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  1. A flow of electricity in a dielectric, especially in a rarefied gas.
  2. A flow of electric current across a gap, as in a spark or arc
  3. A substance or material that is released, emitted, or excreted, especially from the body.
An unrestrained outpouring of feeling, as in speech or writing:
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  1. An unrestrained outpouring of feeling, as in speech or writing:
  2. An escape of fluid that is bloody, serous, etc. into body cavities or tissues
  3. The passage of a gas under pressure through an orifice whose size is smaller than the mean free path of the gas molecules, as in measuring low vapor pressures
Something that flows out:
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  1. Something that flows out:
  2. The act or process of flowing out:
  3. The amount flowing out:
(Linguis.) A gradual change along a certain line of development in the various elements of a language
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  1. (Linguis.) A gradual change along a certain line of development in the various elements of a language
  2. A random course, variation, or deviation
  3. Something moving along in a current of air or water:
Development in a particular way; progress:
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  1. Development in a particular way; progress:
  2. A typical, natural, or customary manner of proceeding or developing:
  3. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
(Masonry) A narrow strip along the edge or across the face of a stone, serving as a guide in leveling the surface
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  1. (Masonry) A narrow strip along the edge or across the face of a stone, serving as a guide in leveling the surface
  2. A narrow line chiseled on a stone to guide a stonecutter in leveling its surface.
  3. (Nautical) The depth of a vessel's keel below the water line, especially when loaded:
A downward trend; downturn:
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  1. A downward trend; downturn:
  2. A downward moving current of air in a cumulonimbus cloud.
A small natural depression that water drains into; a shallow gully.
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  1. A small natural depression that water drains into; a shallow gully.
  2. A contest ending without either side winning.
  3. One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
The direction from which a movement of air comes:
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  1. The direction from which a movement of air comes:
  2. Moving air, especially a natural and perceptible movement of air parallel to or along the ground.
  3. A current of air, especially a natural one that moves along or parallel to the ground, moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Surface wind is measured by anemometers or its effect on objects, such as trees. The large-scale pattern of winds on Earth is governed primarily by differences in the net solar radiation received at the Earth's surface, but it is also influenced by the Earth's rotation, by the distribution of continents and oceans, by ocean currents, and by topography. On a local scale, the differences in rate of heating and cooling of land versus bodies of water greatly affect wind formation. Prevailing global winds are classified into three major belts in the Northern Hemisphere and three corresponding belts in the Southern Hemisphere. The trade winds blow generally east to west toward a low-pressure zone at the equator throughout the region from 30° north to 30° south of the equator. The westerlies blow from west to east in the temperate mid-latitude regions (from 30° to 60° north and south of the equator), and the polar easterlies blow from east to west out of high-pressure areas in the polar regions.
Small pieces of coke or coal with a diameter of 1.27 cm (.5 in) or less
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  1. Small pieces of coke or coal with a diameter of 1.27 cm (.5 in) or less
  2. The refuse left when coke or charcoal is made.
  3. A substance left when coke, coal, or charcoal is burned or processed: it is used as a filler for concrete, etc.
(plural indrafts)
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  1. (plural indrafts)
  2. A drawing in; inward pull or attraction
  3. An inward flow, stream, or current, esp. of air or water
The current of air thrust backward by the spinning propeller of an aircraft; propeller wash
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  1. The current of air thrust backward by the spinning propeller of an aircraft; propeller wash
  2. The low pressure zone immediately following a rapidly moving object, caused by turbulence
  3. The area of reduced pressure or forward suction produced by and immediately behind a fast-moving object as it moves through air or water.
The channel for a current of water, esp. one built to use the water industrially
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  1. The channel for a current of water, esp. one built to use the water industrially
  2. A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
  3. A steady onward movement or course
To extend or stretch out; float; fly, as a flag in the breeze
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  1. To extend or stretch out; float; fly, as a flag in the breeze
  2. (Computers) To transmit (audio or video content), especially over the Internet, in small, sequential packets that permit the content to be played continuously as it is being received and without saving it to a hard disk.
  3. To move steadily or continuously
Contraction of of course.
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  1. Contraction of of course.
  2. To proceed or move swiftly in a certain direction or along a course:
  3. To move swiftly; run or race
To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
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  1. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
  2. To move quietly and smoothly; glide
  3. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
To pass (a knitting stitch) from one needle to another without knitting it.
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  1. To pass (a knitting stitch) from one needle to another without knitting it.
  2. To cause to slip or move with a smooth, sliding motion
  3. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
To move by or pass gradually and almost unnoticed, as time
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  1. To move by or pass gradually and almost unnoticed, as time
  2. To flow or move smoothly and easily, as in skating
  3. To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
To cause to progress or advance:
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  1. To cause to progress or advance:
  2. To change posture or position; stir:
  3. To change the course of:
To advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improve
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  1. To advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improve
  2. To move forward; advance.
  3. To increase in scope or severity, as of a disease taking an unfavorable course.
To begin to carry on an action or a process:
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  1. To begin to carry on an action or a process:
  2. To come from a source; originate or issue:
  3. To go forward or onward, especially after an interruption; continue:
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. To take a particular form, order, or expression:
  3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
To go, change, or be conveyed from one place, form, condition, circumstance, possession, etc. to another
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  1. To go, change, or be conveyed from one place, form, condition, circumstance, possession, etc. to another
  2. (Sports) To attempt or complete a pass of the ball, puck, etc.
  3. To go through a trial, test, examination, or course of study successfully; satisfy given requirements or standards
To bring to the surface and cause to stay there
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  1. To bring to the surface and cause to stay there
  2. To move easily or lightly:
  3. To be suspended in or move through space as if supported by a liquid.
To reach or extend in a long, graceful curve or line
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  1. To reach or extend in a long, graceful curve or line
  2. To strip, clear, carry away, remove, or destroy with a forceful movement or movements
  3. To move, pass, or progress steadily or smoothly, esp. with speed, force, or gracefulness
To move swiftly; hurry:
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  1. To move swiftly; hurry:
  2. (Football) To run with the ball after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
  3. (Football) To advance the ball or attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it rather than passing.
To cause to rotate or turn rapidly:
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  1. To cause to rotate or turn rapidly:
  2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
  3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
To rise and move in a billowing or swelling manner.
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  1. To rise and move in a billowing or swelling manner.
  2. To improve one's performance suddenly, especially in bettering one's standing in a competition.
  3. To have a heavy, violent swelling motion; move in or as in a surge or surges
To start to move or operate:
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  1. To start to move or operate:
  2. To move or send in a full, sweeping motion
  3. To move or send on wheels or rollers
To come upon accidentally; happen on:
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  1. To come upon accidentally; happen on:
  2. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  3. To move, go, issue, etc. in a hasty, awkward, or disorderly manner
To begin to move in such a manner:
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  1. To begin to move in such a manner:
  2. To walk with regular, steady steps of equal length, usually in a group or military formation
  3. To cause to move or otherwise progress in a steady rhythmical manner:
To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain:
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  1. To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain:
  2. To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist:
  3. To carry further in time, space, or development; extend:
To cause to increase in volume, size, number, degree, or intensity:
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  1. To cause to increase in volume, size, number, degree, or intensity:
  2. To be or become filled or puffed up, as with pride, arrogance, or anger.
  3. To increase in volume or become larger as a result of pressure from within; expand; dilate
To weaken or lessen; decline
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  1. To weaken or lessen; decline
  2. To fall back from the flood stage.
To distribute or spread (something), as if it were a liquid.
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  1. To distribute or spread (something), as if it were a liquid.
  2. To talk volubly and deeply. Usually implies telling the truth.
  3. To leave a place quickly, and in large numbers.
To gush forth in a stream or jet
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  1. To gush forth in a stream or jet
  2. To show a sudden, brief burst of energy, increased activity, etc., as near the end of a race
  3. To expel suddenly in a stream or gushing flow; squirt; jet
To squeeze out or extrude in a thick flow:
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  1. To squeeze out or extrude in a thick flow:
  2. To issue in a thick flow:
  3. To flow from a narrow opening in a thin forceful stream or jet; spurt.
To put much or too much water, fuel, etc. on or in
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  1. To put much or too much water, fuel, etc. on or in
  2. To become inundated or submerged:
  3. A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
An aircraft or other vehicle propelled by one or more jet engines.
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  1. An aircraft or other vehicle propelled by one or more jet engines.
  2. To move very quickly.
  3. A rapid stream of liquid or gas forced through a small opening or nozzle under pressure.
To flow or shoot out with force in a jet
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  1. To flow or shoot out with force in a jet
  2. To discharge (a flowing or spurting liquid); release:
  3. To speak or utter in a loud, pompous manner or in a ready, rapid flow of words
(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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  1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  2. To cause to move rapidly:
  3. (Football) To run with the ball after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
To express oneself with exaggerated enthusiasm or feeling; talk or write effusively
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  1. To express oneself with exaggerated enthusiasm or feeling; talk or write effusively
  2. To cause to flow out suddenly and plentifully
  3. To flow forth suddenly in great volume:
To come into existence:
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  1. To come into existence:
  2. To come forth into view; become visible
  3. To move out or away from a surrounding fluid, covering, or shelter:
To move suddenly, especially because of being resilient or moved by a spring:
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  1. To move suddenly, especially because of being resilient or moved by a spring:
  2. (Slang) To buy something or pay an expense:
  3. To release from a checked or inoperative position:
To pass into a specified state, esp. into a less active or less desirable one
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  1. To pass into a specified state, esp. into a less active or less desirable one
  2. (Sports) To fall or roll into a basket or hole. Used of a ball.
  3. To fall in drops:
To let fall in or as if in drops:
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  1. To let fall in or as if in drops:
  2. To fall in drops:
  3. To fall in or as in drops
To leak, drip, or flow out slowly through small openings or pores; ooze
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  1. To leak, drip, or flow out slowly through small openings or pores; ooze
  2. To enter, depart, or become diffused gradually:
  3. To pass slowly through small openings or pores; ooze:
To send forth; emit
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  1. To send forth; emit
  2. To come forth; issue, as from a source
  3. To come or send forth, as from a source:
To move or proceed slowly or bit by bit:
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  1. To move or proceed slowly or bit by bit:
  2. To move, come, go, etc. little by little
  3. To flow slowly in a thin stream or fall in drops
To flow over the top, brim, or banks of.
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  1. To flow over the top, brim, or banks of.
  2. To cause to fill beyond capacity.
  3. To flow beyond the limits; run over
To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily.
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  1. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily.
  2. To cause or allow (a substance) to run or fall out of a container.
  3. To be spilled from a container; overflow; run out
To be present as a valid accompaniment:
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  1. To be present as a valid accompaniment:
  2. To flow, especially in a steady stream:
  3. To do or carry out:
To spit or throw out (bits or drops) in an explosive manner
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  1. To spit or throw out (bits or drops) in an explosive manner
  2. (Physics) To coat (a solid surface) with metal atoms by sputtering.
  3. (Physics) To cause the atoms of a solid to be removed from the surface by bombardment with atoms in a discharge tube.
To vomit or otherwise cast out (matter) through the mouth.
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  1. To vomit or otherwise cast out (matter) through the mouth.
  2. To flow or gush forth:
  3. To flow or cause to flow plentifully; gush
To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
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  1. To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
  2. (Computers) To transmit (audio or video content), especially over the Internet, in small, sequential packets that permit the content to be played continuously as it is being received and without saving it to a hard disk.
  3. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
To be completely full, often with a resulting overflow
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  1. To be completely full, often with a resulting overflow
  2. To be full to the brim, often to overflowing:
  3. To be abundantly filled or supplied:
To cause to fall in or as if in a cascade:
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  1. To cause to fall in or as if in a cascade:
  2. To fall or drop in a cascade
  3. A series of chemical or physiological processes that occur in successive stages, each of which is dependent on the preceding one, to produce a culminating effect. The steps involved in the clotting of blood occur as a cascade.
To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.
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  1. To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.
  2. To be full, as though ready to bring forth young; abound; swarm
  3. To be full of things; abound or swarm:
To cause to increase in size, volume, extent, degree, etc.
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  1. To cause to increase in size, volume, extent, degree, etc.
  2. To be or become filled (with pride, indignation, self-importance, etc.)
  3. To increase in volume or become larger as a result of pressure from within; expand; dilate
To make a sound similar to this:
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  1. To make a sound similar to this:
  2. To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.
  3. To flow with a bubbling or rippling sound, as water from a narrow-necked bottle does
To improve one's performance suddenly, especially in bettering one's standing in a competition.
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  1. To improve one's performance suddenly, especially in bettering one's standing in a competition.
  2. A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
  3. To have a heavy, violent swelling motion; move in or as in a surge or surges
To permit (water, air, light, radiation, etc.) to pass accidentally in or out; allow to leak
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  1. To permit (water, air, light, radiation, etc.) to pass accidentally in or out; allow to leak
  2. To permit (a substance) to escape or pass through a breach or flaw:
  3. To escape or pass through a breach or flaw:
(Obsolete) To exude.
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  1. (Obsolete) To exude.
(Intransitive) To expire, to come to an end.
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  1. (Intransitive) To expire, to come to an end.
  2. To extend a piece of material, or clothing.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To use up; to consume all of something.
To seem to radiate
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  1. To seem to radiate
  2. To give forth moisture, as through pores
  3. To flow or leak out slowly, as through very small holes; seep
(Informal) To repeat (information, an idea, etc.) without modification, interpretation, etc.
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  1. (Informal) To repeat (information, an idea, etc.) without modification, interpretation, etc.
  2. To repeat (facts or other learned items) from memory with little reflection.
  3. To cause to pour back, especially to cast up (partially digested food).
To cause (something) to scatter fluid in flying masses:
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  1. To cause (something) to scatter fluid in flying masses:
  2. To fall, strike, or scatter with a splash or splashes
  3. To fall into or move through fluid with this effect:
To fall in drops; trickle; drip
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  1. To fall in drops; trickle; drip
  2. To exude or give off (matter) in drops or small quantities.
  3. To cause or allow to fall in drops
(Basketball) To bounce the ball on the floor with one hand at a time, enabling the player to move with it;
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  1. (Basketball) To bounce the ball on the floor with one hand at a time, enabling the player to move with it;
  2. To hit (a baseball, for example) so that it bounces slowly and low to the ground.
  3. To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to trickle
To pass or ooze through a porous substance
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  1. To pass or ooze through a porous substance
  2. To become active or lively; start bubbling up, as coffee in a percolator
  3. To cause (liquid, for example) to pass through a porous substance or small holes; filter.
To diffuse or seem to radiate
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  1. To diffuse or seem to radiate
  2. To discharge or emit (a liquid or gas, for example) gradually.
  3. To pass out in drops through pores, an incision, etc.; ooze; discharge
(Intransitive) to appear in large numbers
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  1. (Intransitive) to appear in large numbers
  2. (Intransitive, of words) To be uttered, especially in a long flow of speech.
To form or give off bubbles:
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  1. To form or give off bubbles:
  2. To move or flow with a gurgling sound:
  3. To become active or intense enough to come into prominence:
To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
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  1. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
  2. To form into or arrange in a spiral, whorl, or twist.
  3. To move with a twisting or whirling motion; eddy.
A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence .
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  1. A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence .
  2. To move with a circular motion against the main current; move in an eddy
  3. (Intransitive) To form an eddy; to move in, or as if in, an eddy; to move in a circle.
To be formed or set in small folds or waves, as cloth or hair
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  1. To be formed or set in small folds or waves, as cloth or hair
  2. To cause to form small waves or undulations.
  3. To form or have little waves or undulating movements on the surface, as water or grass stirred by a breeze
To move in a circle around:
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  1. To move in a circle around:
  2. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  3. To move in a circle.
To move about or flow freely, as air.
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  1. To move about or flow freely, as air.
  2. To move in a circle, circuit, or course and return to the same point, as blood through the body
  3. To be distributed to a circle or mass of readers or collectors
To become active or lively; start bubbling up, as coffee in a percolator
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  1. To become active or lively; start bubbling up, as coffee in a percolator
  2. To pass or ooze through a porous substance
  3. To pass (a liquid) gradually through small spaces or a porous substance; filter
To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
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  1. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
  2. To rotate rapidly about a center or an axis; spin.
  3. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
To edge (lace) with a chain of small loops
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  1. To edge (lace) with a chain of small loops
  2. To form (one or more inverted stitches) in knitting
  3. To move in eddies; swirl
To be made widely known, felt, established, distributed, etc.
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  1. To be made widely known, felt, established, distributed, etc.
  2. To cause to move around freely or go from one person or place to another; place in circulation
  3. To move in a circle, circuit, or course and return to the same point, as blood through the body
To proceed or move swiftly in a certain direction or along a course:
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  1. To proceed or move swiftly in a certain direction or along a course:
  2. To run through or over; traverse
  3. Contraction of of course.
To take a particular form, order, or expression:
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  1. To take a particular form, order, or expression:
  2. To sew with a continuous line of stitches:
  3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
To extend or stretch out; float; fly, as a flag in the breeze
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  1. To extend or stretch out; float; fly, as a flag in the breeze
  2. To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
  3. (Computers) To transmit (audio or video content), especially over the Internet, in small, sequential packets that permit the content to be played continuously as it is being received and without saving it to a hard disk.
To relieve (a ship, for example) of a burden or of contents; unload.
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  1. To relieve (a ship, for example) of a burden or of contents; unload.
  2. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  3. To unload or empty (contents).
To unburden; relieve:
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  1. To unburden; relieve:
  2. To become empty:
  3. To transfer or pour off completely:
To flow, go, or come out:
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  1. To flow, go, or come out:
  2. To proceed from a source; emerge or come forth:
  3. To be derived or result (from a cause)
To flow forth suddenly in great volume:
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  1. To flow forth suddenly in great volume:
  2. To express oneself with exaggerated enthusiasm or feeling; talk or write effusively
  3. To cause to flow out suddenly and plentifully
To serve as a hostess at a reception or the like by pouring the tea, coffee, etc. for the guests
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  1. To serve as a hostess at a reception or the like by pouring the tea, coffee, etc. for the guests
  2. To cause to flow in a continuous stream
  3. To serve a beverage, such as tea or coffee, to a gathering:
(Nautical) To cause to move on a course:
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  1. (Nautical) To cause to move on a course:
  2. To migrate, especially to move in a shoal in order to spawn. Used of fish.
  3. To cause to function; operate:
(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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  1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  2. To cause to act with haste:
  3. To do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry
To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
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  1. To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
  2. To emit, discharge, or exude (a body fluid, for example).
  3. (Computers) To transmit (audio or video content), especially over the Internet, in small, sequential packets that permit the content to be played continuously as it is being received and without saving it to a hard disk.
(Nautical) To slip around a windlass. Used of a rope.
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  1. (Nautical) To slip around a windlass. Used of a rope.
  2. To improve one's performance suddenly, especially in bettering one's standing in a competition.
  3. To move like advancing waves:
In a pleasing or desirable manner; satisfactorily
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  1. In a pleasing or desirable manner; satisfactorily
  2. With good reason; in justice; properly
  3. To flow or spring from or as from a well; gush (up, forth, down, out, etc.)
To descend with little or no engine power, using airflow to control lift
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  1. To descend with little or no engine power, using airflow to control lift
  2. To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
  3. To flow or move smoothly and easily, as in skating
To start to move or operate:
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  1. To start to move or operate:
  2. To cause to begin moving or operating:
  3. To envelop or enfold in a covering:
To start out on such a voyage or journey:
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  1. To start out on such a voyage or journey:
  2. To move along through the air:
  3. To be moved forward by means of a sail or sails
To result, issue, or proceed:
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  1. To result, issue, or proceed:
  2. To result or spring (from)
  3. To come into being; originate
To be due or owed (to)
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  1. To be due or owed (to)
  2. In the first person, with relation to the person addressed
  3. To get to be; become
(Chem.) To obtain or produce (a compound) from another compound by replacing one element with one or more other elements
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  1. (Chem.) To obtain or produce (a compound) from another compound by replacing one element with one or more other elements
  2. To get or receive (something) from a source
  3. To come (from); be derived; originate
To send forth; emit
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  1. To send forth; emit
  2. To come or send forth, as from a source:
  3. To come forth; issue, as from a source
To print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially
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  1. To print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially
  2. To flow, go, or come out:
  3. To come as revenue; accrue
To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
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  1. To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
  2. To bring into being; create or start:
  3. To come into being; begin; start
To begin to carry on an action or a process:
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  1. To begin to carry on an action or a process:
  2. To go forward or onward, especially after an interruption; continue:
  3. To come forth, issue, or arise (from)
To originate, begin, or spring up
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  1. To originate, begin, or spring up
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To come into existence; originate:
To move out of place; come loose, as parts of a mechanism.
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  1. To move out of place; come loose, as parts of a mechanism.
  2. To cause (a game bird) to leap or come forth suddenly
  3. To come or arise as from some source
To turn (a ski) in stemming
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  1. To turn (a ski) in stemming
  2. The main, often long or slender part of a plant that usually grows upward above the ground and supports other parts, such as branches and leaves. Plants have evolved a number of tissue arrangements in the stem. Seedless vascular plants (such as mosses and ferns) have primary vascular tissue in an inner core, a cylindrical ring, or individual strands scattered amid the ground tissue. In eudicots, magnoliids, and conifers, the stem develops a continuous cylindrical layer or a ring of separate bundles of vascular tissue (including secondary vascular tissue) embedded in the ground tissue. In monocots and some herbaceous eudicots, individual strands of primary vascular tissue are scattered in the ground tissue.
  3. To have or take origin or descent:
To spring up (in various senses)
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  1. To spring up (in various senses)
  2. (Intransitive) To spring up, rise up, originate.
  3. To come into being; arise.
To have plenty; be filled; be wealthy (in) or teem (with)
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  1. To have plenty; be filled; be wealthy (in) or teem (with)
  2. To have something in great numbers or amounts. Often used with in or with :
  3. To be plentiful; exist in large numbers or amounts
To react in an angry or offended manner:
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  1. To react in an angry or offended manner:
  2. To be thickly covered (with)
  3. To show strong anger, irritation, outrage, etc. as by a stiffening of the body
To advance slowly, feebly, laboriously, or with frequent stops:
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  1. To advance slowly, feebly, laboriously, or with frequent stops:
  2. To be or feel as if swarming or covered with moving things:
  3. To move slowly by dragging the body along the ground, as by pulling with the hands, as a very young baby does
To be filled beyond capacity, as a container or waterway.
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  1. To be filled beyond capacity, as a container or waterway.
  2. To flow over the top, brim, or banks of.
  3. To spread or cover over; flood.
To breed quickly
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  1. To breed quickly
  2. To be or increase in great numbers:
  3. To teem; swarm:
To gather and fly off in a swarm
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  1. To gather and fly off in a swarm
  2. To move, collect, be present, etc. in large numbers; throng; abound
  3. To be overrun; teem:
To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.
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  1. To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.
  2. To be full, as though ready to bring forth young; abound; swarm
  3. To be prolific; to abound.
A flow of water or air, esp. when strong or swift, in a definite direction; specif., such a flow within a larger body of water or mass of air
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  1. A flow of water or air, esp. when strong or swift, in a definite direction; specif., such a flow within a larger body of water or mass of air
  2. A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
  3. A steady, smooth onward flow or movement:
Something moving along in a current of air or water:
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  1. Something moving along in a current of air or water:
  2. A being driven or carried along, as by a current of air or water or by circumstances
  3. A slow ocean current
A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
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  1. A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
  2. A large body of water, as a sea or broad river
  3. A flood tide.
(Physics) The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
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  1. (Physics) The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
  2. The presence of a field of force in a region of space, represented as a set of lines indicating the direction of the force. The density of the lines indicates the strength of the force. Lines used to represent magnetic fields in depictions of magnets, for example, follow the lines of flux of the field.
  3. The rate of flow of water, as the tide or current, through a defined area
The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
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  1. The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
  2. Any of a genus (Juncus) of plants of the rush family, having small, greenish flowers: rushes usually grow in wet places and the round stems and pliant leaves of some species are used in making baskets, mats, ropes, etc.
  3. A rapid, often noisy flow or passage:
A great number or quantity
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  1. A great number or quantity
  2. A sudden heavy fall of rain.
  3. (Chiefly Brit.) A flash flood
A current or flow of water or other liquid, esp. one running along the surface of the earth; specif., a small river
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  1. A current or flow of water or other liquid, esp. one running along the surface of the earth; specif., a small river
  2. A steady current in such a flow of water.
  3. A steady current of a fluid.
A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
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  1. A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
  2. A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
  3. A sudden, sharp increase of electric current or voltage in a circuit
The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
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  1. The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
  2. Flood tide.
  3. The regular rise and fall in the surface level of the Earth's oceans, seas, and bays caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and to a lesser extent of the Sun. The maximum high tides (or spring tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with Earth, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters is along the same line and is reinforced. The lowest high tides (or neap tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are at right angles to each other, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters originates from two different directions and is mitigated. Tides vary greatly by region and are influenced by sea-floor topography, storms, and water currents.
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