[+water] écoulement m
→ New channels are deliberately cut to alter the flow of the water
the flow of traffic le flot de véhicules
→ I put my truck in gear and pulled out into the flow of traffic.
[+information] flux m
→ There's a good flow of information.
→ ... the opportunity to control the flow of information
[+talk] flot m
→ She kept up a non-stop flow of baby talk.
[+orders, letters] flot m
(=tide) flux m
to be in full flow
[activity] marcher à plein régime
→ by then this summer's tournament will be in full flow
[speaker] être sur sa lancée
→ while the speaker was in full flow
to go with the flow suivre le mouvement
→ The best we can do is relax and go with the flow.
[+blood] circulation f
[+electrical current] circulation f
→ The river flows south-west to the Atlantic Ocean ...
→ The tears flowed down his cheeks.
Water was flowing from the pipe. De l'eau s'écoulait du tuyau.
→ Traffic was flowing down the streets of Helsinki.
→ Refugees continue to flow from the troubled region
[electrical current] passer
→ The current flows into electric motors that drive the wheels.
→ A lot of this information flowed through other police departments.
→ An interest rate reduction is needed to get more money flowing and create jobs.
[robes, hair] flotter → a long white dress which flowed over her body → long black flowing hair → She let her hair down so that it flowed darkly over her shoulders.
n circulation f sanguine
→ a drug that improves blood flow
→ ... the valve that controls the blood flow between the two chambers of the heart.
blood flow to the feet l'afflux de sang aux pieds
→ Exercise can improve blood flow to the feet and legs.
n cash-flow m , marge f brute d'autofinancement
→ Work out a projected cash flow for your first 12 months trading.
[problem] de cash-flow
→ the club faced a short-term cash flow problem
flow chart , flow diagram
n organigramme m
n coulée f de lave
rate of flow
n débit m