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Definition of stream verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stream
    he / she / it streams
    past simple streamed
    -ing form streaming
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (of liquid or gas) to move or pour out in a continuous flow; to produce a continuous flow of liquid or gas (+ adv./prep.) Tears streamed down his face. Sunlight streamed through the windows. stream with something Her head was streaming with blood. stream from something Blood was streaming from her head. Black smoke streamed from the exhaust. stream something The exhaust streamed black smoke.
  2. 2+ adv./prep. (of people or things) [intransitive] to move somewhere in large numbers, one after the other People streamed across the bridge. The refugees streamed north to the border.
  3. 3[intransitive] to move freely, especially in the wind or water Her scarf streamed behind her. She was walking by the sea, her pale hair streaming.
  4. 4[transitive] stream something (computing) to play video or sound on a computer by receiving it as a continuous stream from the Internet You can stream the song for a single listen. The program was streamed on the Web 24 hours a day.
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