Definition of 'downstream'
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If they had not picked her up in that boat she would have been floating away downstream. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Consort herself was forced to seek safety further downstream. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Jump into our rivers and swim downstream? The Sun (2015)We should be building tidal barriers and dams and reservoirs to control the flow of rivers through downstream urban areas. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This takes no account of any value at all for the downstream business of refining and selling the stuff on the forecourt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I float downstream, carried by the current. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Income at the downstream business rose from $1.6 billion to $2.6 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Further downstream in the health care process, many visits to A&E could also be avoided. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is some hope for Britain's downstream oil industry. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A spokesman said: 'Our findings strongly suggest contamination of the river downstream from a military camp triggered the epidemic. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'downstream'
British English: downstream ADVERB
Something that is moving downstream is moving towards the mouth of a river, from a point further up the river. Something that is downstream is further towards the mouth of a river than where you are.
We had drifted downstream.
Definition of downstream from the Collins English Dictionary
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