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stream

  
  ( streams    plural & 3rd person present)   ( streaming    present participle)   ( streamed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A stream is a small narrow river.  
There was a small stream at the end of the garden., ...a mountain stream.     
2       n-count   A stream of smoke, air, or liquid is a narrow moving mass of it.  
with supp, usu N of n  
He breathed out a stream of cigarette smoke..., Add the oil in a slow, steady stream.     
3       n-count   A stream of vehicles or people is a long moving line of them.  
with supp, usu N of n  
There was a stream of traffic behind him.     
4       n-count   A streamof things is a large number of them occurring one after another.  
with supp, usu N of n  
We had a constant stream of visitors.     
5       verb   If a liquid streams somewhere, it flows or comes out in large amounts.  
Tears streamed down their faces...      V prep/adv  
She came in, rain streaming from her clothes and hair.      V prep/adv  
6       verb   If your eyes are streaming, liquid is coming from them, for example because you have a cold. You can also say that your nose is streaming.  
usu cont  
Her eyes were streaming now from the wind...      V  
A cold usually starts with a streaming nose and dry throat.      V-ing  
7       verb   If people or vehicles stream somewhere, they move there quickly and in large numbers.  
Refugees have been streaming into Travnik for months...      V prep/adv  
8       verb   When light streams into or out of a place, it shines strongly into or out of it.  
Sunlight was streaming into the courtyard.      V prep/adv  
9    If something such as a new factory or a new system comes on stream or is brought on stream, it begins to operate or becomes available.  
on stream      phrase   usu V PHRASE  
As new mines come on stream, Chile's share of world copper output will increase sharply...     
10   
    jet stream  


jet stream        ( jet streams    plural  ) The jet stream is a very strong wind that blows high in the earth's atmosphere and has an important influence on the weather.      n-count  
stream of consciousness        ( streams of consciousness    plural  ) , stream-of-consciousness   If you describe what someone writes or says as a stream of consciousness, you mean that it expresses their thoughts as they occur, rather than in a structured way.  
FORMAL      n-var   oft N n  
The novel is an intensely lyrical stream-of-consciousness about an Indian woman who leaves her family home to be married...     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
exp.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
[Bus.]
exp.
calm down!
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
exp.
metaphoric expression for getting married
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
n.
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences

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