V prep/adv, V adv/prep
The 'flow' group
These verbs indicate that a liquid, gas, or other substance goes somewhere. We include here verbs indicating that light, sound, or a signal goes somewhere, and the verb lick, which indicates that flames go somewhere.
beam billow bubble carry cascade collect course diffuse drain dribble drift drip drive eddy float flood flow funnel gush leak lick ooze percolate pour radiate run rush seep settle slop slosh sluice soak spatter spill splash spout spray spurt squirt stream surge swirl travel trickle waft
Mahoney flung open the saloon door and black smoke billowed out.
The warming sound of Brian's laughter drifted through the window.
Blood is the vital substance that flows through the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients and removing waste materials from the tissues.
Flames were licking around the door to the toy shop.
The rain spattered on the uppermost leaves and dripped miserably from the lower.
Light was streaming into Dr Denny's office from the door connecting it with the waiting room.
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