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stream down

1. To run, flow, or pour down (something). Blood streamed down his forehead from the wound. Water streamed down on us from the crack in the ceiling. We were laughing so hard that tears were streaming down our faces.
2. To move down or along (something) in a large mass or amount. People streamed down the narrow street during the protest march. Nearly a billion grains of rice stream down this chute every single day.
See also: down, stream

stream down (on someone or something)

[for a liquid or light] to flow downward onto someone or something. The water streamed down on all of them. The light broke through the clouds and streamed down on all of them. The waterfall streamed down and soaked them all.
See also: down, stream
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They stream down Earth's magnetic field lines, enter at Earth's north and south poles, and produce the aurora borealis--the spectacular curtain of light seen year-round in the atmosphere near the poles.
Instead of penetrating the glass, neutrons stream down these channels, repeatedly reflected by their smooth, inner walls.