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to exchange / exchange / communication / interaction / to have social contact (with sb)
to alternate / to take turns
tide / current / trend
main stream (of a river) / fig. the essential point / main viewpoint of a matter / mainstream (culture etc)
top quality / front ranking
tributary (river)
  *流* | 流* | *流
to flow / to disseminate / to circulate or spread / to move or drift / to degenerate / to banish or send into exile / stream of water or sth resembling one / class, rate or grade
distribution (business) / logistics
traffic / rate of traffic flow
to stream (online)
river / CL: 條|条
to flow steadily / direct current (DC)
cash flow
outflow / to flow out / to drain
the spread of Korean cultural products (TV dramas, pop music etc) to other countries / Korean Wave
to flow back / reflux / circumfluence / refluence / backward flow / returning flow (e.g. of talent)
stream of people / abortion / abbr. for 人工流產|人工流产
(of rivers etc) to converge / convergence
to flow backwards / reverse flow
stream of air / airflow / slipstream / draft / breath / turbulence (of aircraft)
strong current / CL:
(linguistics) flow of speech
gentry / celebrities
electric current
a powerful current / a flood (often fig., e.g. a flood of ideas)
to overflow / transverse flow / to flow over / cross flow
lit. head broken and blood flowing / fig. badly bruised
to float on the current / to drift along or about / rafting
to drift with the waves and go with the flow (idiom); to follow the crowd blindly
cultural exchange
lit. thin streams flow forever / fig. economy will get you a long way / to work steadily at something little by little
river / stream
upper class
to drain / (medicine) drainage
to control flow / to choke / weir valve / a throttle / a choke
blood flow
to piss one's pants in terror (idiom) / scared witless
against the stream / adverse current / a countercurrent / fig. reactionary tendency / to go against the trend
distinguished and accomplished / outstanding / talented in letters and unconventional in lifestyle / romantic / dissolute / loose
flow of air / draft
data stream / data flow
passenger flow / customer flow
medical abortion
wake (trailing behind a ship, airplane etc) / slipstream
Shuangliu county in Chengdu 成都, Sichuan / Chengdu's main airport
ocean current
heat convection
(Tw) debris flow / mudslide
lit. to open a water source and reduce outflow (idiom); to increase income and save on spending / to broaden the sources of income and economize on expenditure
variant of 漂流
the Three Religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and Nine Schools (Confucians, Daoists, Yin-Yang, Legalists, Logicians, Mohists, Political Strategists, Eclectics, Agriculturists) / fig. people from all trades (often derog.)
landslide / torrent of mud and stones / mudslide
(of watercourses) source and direction of flow / origin and development
lower course of a river / low-class / mean and lowly / vulgar / obscene
cold air current / cold ocean current / cold stream
to rectify (alternating current to direct current)
torrent / torrential current / whitewater
Qingliu county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
to run dry (of river)
fluent with words / words flowing like pearl beads
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
the nine schools of thought, philosophical schools of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-220 BC), viz Confucians 儒家, Daoists 道家, Yin and Yang 陰陽家|阴阳家, Legalists 法家, Logicians 名家, Mohists 墨家, Diplomats 縱橫家|纵横家, Miscellaneous 雜家|杂家, and Agriculturalists 農家|农家
inward flowing (of river) / flowing into desert
Beiliu county level city in Yulin 玉林, Guangxi
to gush / to spurt
to commit to the waters (idiom); to lose sth irrevocably
alternative / non-mainstream
exchange of ideas
to converge / to flow together / fig. to act alike / to evolve together
to follow the crowd / going with the tide
turbulence (in fluid mechanics)
stream of consciousness (in literature)
celebrity / public figure
warm current / (fig.) warm feeling
to flow at great speed / to pour / racing current
Double First-Class University Plan, Chinese government project to develop both a group of Chinese universities and a group of subject disciplines to be world-class by 2050, implemented from 2017
to let sb do whatever they want / to indulge / to give free reins to / to let things slide / to drift aimlessly / laissez-faire
third-rate / inferior
jet (math.)
main stream (of a river)
(psychology) flow / being "in the zone"
hidden stream / ground stream
turbulent flow
second-rate / second-tier
stream / flow of liquid
laminar flow
atmospheric circulation
(PRC) flow of people from the countryside into the cities / rural migrant without definite prospects / drifter

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