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stream noun

1 small river

ADJ. little, small | shallow | clear | fast-flowing | bubbling We picknicked beside a bubbling stream. | mountain, underground

VERB + STREAM cross

STREAM + VERB flow, run The stream flows through a narrow valley.

STREAM + NOUN bed

PREP. across a/the ~, down a/the ~, in a/the ~ There are small fish in the stream. | on a/the ~ a leaf floating on the stream | up a/the ~

PHRASES the side/edge of the stream

2 continuous flow of a liquid/gas/light

ADJ. thin | air, gas

VERB + STREAM let in

STREAM + VERB flow A stream of blood flowed from the wound.

PREP. ~ of

3 continuous flow of people/vehicles/things happening

ADJ. constant, continuous, endless, never-ending, steady a constant stream of letters Cars filed past in an endless stream.

VERB + STREAM let loose/out

PREP. ~ of He let loose a stream of abuse.