current

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noun
1 continuous flowing movement of water
ADJECTIVE
fast, fast-flowing, powerful, strong, swift
cold, warm
rip
tidal
dangerous, treacherous
ocean, water
prevailing

The prevailing current flows from east to west.

offshore
CURRENT + VERB
flow
carry sb/sth, sweep sb/sth

The strong current carried the boat downstream.

She was swept away by the treacherous currents.

PREPOSITION
against a/the current

He was swimming against the current.

in a/the current

The boat was carried along in the current.

with a/the current

It's easier to go with the current.

2 flow of air
ADJECTIVE
warm
air, wind

Birds of prey use warm air currents to lift them high in the sky.

convection
PHRASES
a current of air
3 flow of electricity through a wire
ADJECTIVE
high, strong
low, weak
electric, electrical
alternating, direct
input, inward
output, outward
VERB + CURRENT
generate, induce, produce
carry, conduct, pass, transmit
switch off, switch on

Check all your wiring before switching on the current.

CURRENT + VERB
flow, pass through sth

Measure the current flowing in the wire.

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adj.
Current is used with these nouns: ↑account, ↑affair, ↑asset, ↑boyfriend, ↑chairman, ↑champion, ↑chief executive, ↑circumstance, ↑client, ↑climate, ↑consensus, ↑consumption, ↑context, ↑contract, ↑controversy, ↑craze, ↑crisis, ↑curriculum vitae, ↑customer, ↑debate, ↑decade, ↑demand, ↑doctrine, ↑document, ↑dogma, ↑driving licence, ↑edition, ↑emphasis, ↑employer, ↑estimate, ↑event, ↑evidence, ↑expansion, ↑expenditure, ↑fad, ↑fascination, ↑fashion, ↑form, ↑furore, ↑generation, ↑girlfriend, ↑government, ↑home, ↑impasse, ↑incarnation, ↑inhabitant, ↑initiative, ↑interest, ↑issue, ↑jargon, ↑job, ↑knowledge, ↑literature, ↑mania, ↑mayor, ↑month, ↑mood, ↑move, ↑obsession, ↑occupant, ↑occupation, ↑offering, ↑orthodoxy, ↑output, ↑owner, ↑parliament, ↑phase, ↑plight, ↑popularity, ↑position, ↑practice, ↑predicament, ↑preoccupation, ↑president, ↑projection, ↑quarter, ↑record, ↑regime, ↑regulation, ↑requirement, ↑research, ↑residence, ↑revival, ↑rule, ↑ruler, ↑salary, ↑scandal, ↑schedule, ↑session, ↑shortage, ↑single, ↑situation, ↑slang, ↑slump, ↑stalemate, ↑standard, ↑standing, ↑state, ↑status, ↑study, ↑system, ↑technology, ↑tenant, ↑theory, ↑thinking, ↑total, ↑trend, ↑trouble, ↑turmoil, ↑uncertainty, ↑usage, ↑use, ↑user, ↑valuation, ↑version, ↑view, ↑vogue, ↑wave, ↑whereabouts, ↑year

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