As nouns the difference between flow and flout
is that flow
is a movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts while flout
is the act by which something is flouted.
As verbs the difference between flow and flout
is that flow
is to move as a fluid from one position to another while flout
is to express contempt for the rules by word or action.
A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts
The movement of a real or figurative fluid.
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The rising movement of the tide.
Smoothness or continuity.
The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
(psychology) The state of being at one with.
* (movement of the tide) ebb
To move as a fluid from one position to another.
- Rivers flow from springs and lakes.
To proceed; to issue forth.
- Tears flow from the eyes.
- Wealth flows from industry and economy.
To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
- Those thousand decencies that daily flow / From all her words and actions.
- The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow .
To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.
* Bible, Joel iii. 18
- Virgil is sweet and flowing in his hexameters.
* Prof. Wilson
- In that day the hills shall flow with milk.
To hang loosely and wave.
- the exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl
* A. Hamilton
- a flowing''' mantle; '''flowing locks
To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb .
- the imperial purple flowing in his train
- The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
(computing) To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.
To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
To cover with varnish.
To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.
- The river hath thrice flowed , no ebb between.
To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
* 2012 , The Economist, Sep 29th 2012 issue,
Tax alchemy: Tech's avoidance
- The manoeuvres of Microsoft and HP appear to comply with the letter of the regulations, even if they flout their spirit.
- Phillida flouts me.
- Three gaudy standards flout the pale blue sky.
* Do not confuse with flaunt.
The act by which something is flouted.
* 2012 , John Flowerdew, Discourse in English Language Education (page 97)
- A flout is when someone deliberately and ostentatiously contravenes a maxim.