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flow away

To move away from someone or something in a smooth, fluid manner, as of a liquid. At low tide, the sea flowed away.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flow away

to course or move away. The floodwaters flowed away as fast as they had come. All the spilled water flowed away.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul said it was "utterly unacceptable" to see so much money flowing away from patient care.
"As a consequence, money flowing away from China has slowed down.
The EPA used a test that examined historical samples of water flowing away from the dumpsite; Borello and Concerned Citizens of Lake Township think the EPA should have used a model that tested the composition of the mud in and around the dump.
Lee Energy Complex in Goldsboro found, for instance, that groundwater near ash basins is flowing away from neighbors' private wells to isolated areas where there are no private wells.
Air warmed by the heat from warmed interior surfaces is retained in the building by the roof and wall; the air that is warmed near the ground is prevented from rising indefinitely and flowing away. "The Greenhouse Gardener's Manual" by gardening expert Roger Marshall is a profusely illustrated, 256 page instruction guide that will enable even the most novice of gardeners to successful utilize a greenhouse environment to raise all manner of plants and vegetation.
Leaves, moss and debris in your guttering or drains can easily cause a blockage and stop rainwater from flowing away properly and may lead to ingress into the property causing damp.
By studying one such stellar neighborhood, dubbed HH 46/47, the international team of astronomers uncovered high-velocity streams of carbon monoxide (CO) molecules flowing away from a star buried deep within its cloudy stellar nursery.
Instead, the large amount of water flowing away from West Antarctica through ice-melt has been partly cancelled out by the volume of water falling on to the continent in the form of snow, suggesting some past studies have overestimated Antarctica's contribution to fast-rising sea levels.
The storm also washed gravel from the shore into Afon Dulas threatening more homes as water backed up rather than flowing away downstream.
The senator said that if proper steps are not taken to facilitate the masses then no one would stop the government from flowing away in the revolutionary waves.
But, he said: "I only have but two choices: either to watch from the bank how the waters are flowing away and how something is getting destroyed or lost - or to get involved.
Windows: Check that water is flowing away from the glass, not collecting on the sill.
Emergency crews are working around the clock removing obstacles from filters and drains to keep water flowing away from residential and commercial areas.Dozens of homes were damaged early on when the rains began unexpectedly on Monday.
If the Constitution is not used to derail the ongoing incursion of globalism into American political and economic life, then the future will see more and more power in America flowing away from the American people and into the hands of unelected bureaucrats accountable only to each other.