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American English: /strim/
British English: /striːm/

Translation of stream in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (small river)
    Example sentences
    • After buying a licence you have hundreds of fishable streams creeks and rivers to fish.
    • The streams and rivers offer excellent fly fishing for trout and bass; hook a smallmouth on a six weight rod and you're having fun.
    • My chosen tackle for sea trout when fishing small rivers and streams is usually a six weight rod with floating line and a nine foot leader.
    1.2 (current) to go against the stream
    ir contra la corriente
    ir a contracorriente
    I was weak and just went along with the stream
    fui débil y me dejé llevar por la corriente
    Example sentences
    • Off to the west is what was once Legion Avenue, where steady streams of cars and trucks barrel in from the suburbs or head out to them along twin one-way roads given over entirely to traffic.
    • Bicycles were again in the spotlight at a local housing estate last week, which day in, day out plays host to a steady stream of fast moving traffic.
    • There was no far-off hum of constant traffic, no train whistles or car horns, and certainly no distant streams of moving lights from the nearest highway.
  • 2 (flow) a thin stream of water issued from the fountain
    un chorrito de agua salía de la fuente
    a stream of lava
    un río de lava
    a stream of sunlight entered the room
    el sol entró a raudales en la habitación
    she poured out a stream of abuse at him
    le soltó una sarta de insultos
    the affair generated a stream of books and articles
    el caso generó un torrente de libros y artículos
    there is a continuous stream of traffic
    pasan vehículos continuamente
    el tráfico es ininterrumpido
    streams of people were coming out of the theater
    un torrente de personas salía del teatro
    to be/come on stream (British) (Business, Mining)
    estar/entrar en funcionamiento
  • 3 (British) (School)
    (conjunto de alumnos agrupados según su nivel de aptitud para una asignatura)
    Example sentences
    • Those not in the A stream are taught at a different pace.
    • This means the two streams are often taught different subjects in the same room at the same time.
    • Instead, her IQ of 109 took her to Ryder Brow Secondary Modern, where she was in top streams despite poor attendance.

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (flow) (+ adverb complement) blood streamed from the wound
    salía or manaba mucha sangre de la herida
    water streamed from the burst pipe
    el agua salía a chorros or a torrentes de la tubería rota
    tears were streaming down her cheeks
    lloraba a lágrima viva
    le corrían lágrimas por las mejillas
    the sunlight was streaming in through the window
    el sol entraba a raudales por la ventana
    the children streamed in from the yard
    los niños entraron en tropel del patio
    traffic was streaming out of the city
    salían caravanas de vehículos de la ciudad
    Example sentences
    • In spring, I can feel the currents of cool air streaming toward me carrying odors of herbs and roots.
    • I felt drenched, the water was streaming down my face, and my immaculate hair was soaked.
    • Lanette nodded, salty water streaming down her cheeks.
    1.2 (run with liquid) peeling onions makes my eyes stream
    cuando pelo cebollas me lloran los ojos
    the walls streamed with water
    corría agua por las paredes
    I've got a streaming cold
    tengo un resfriado muy fuerte
    me gotea constantemente la nariz
  • 2 (wave)
    Example sentences
    • Her hair streamed behind her and fanned out like a cloak and her skirts flew up around her slender legs in a tornado of color.
    • Her long golden hair streamed behind her like a golden flag as they galloped across the plains.
    • Hair streaming in the wind, cloak rippling out behind him and eyes flashing, he bore down upon the fortifications.

transitive verb

  • 1 (emit) my nose streamed blood
    me salía sangre de la nariz
    his eyes streamed tears
    se le saltaban las lágrimas
  • 2 (British) (School)
    (dividir (a los alumnos) en grupos según su aptitud para una asignatura)
    Example sentences
    • Why should we be so dismissive of the grammar schools selection process when most schools stream students of similar ability for science, maths etc?
    • Donnelly, however, sees no objection to streaming students according to ability and interests, within a school or between schools.
    • Pupils are then streamed in each subject according to their ability and aptitude.
  • 3 (Computing)
    descargar en continuo
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