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creek

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Geology
creekcreek /kriːk/ ●○○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SG American English, AusE a small narrow stream or river2 British EnglishSG a long narrow area of water that flows from the sea into the land3 β†’ be up the creek (without a paddle)
Examples from the Corpus
creekβ€’ But up one side, straight up this beautiful creek and past palm trees, was Nui Ba Den.β€’ Lagoons, creeks, islands, coves and deserted sandy beaches abound.β€’ He approached the creek, looking furtively for signs of some one else.β€’ A mosquito net was providentially suspended above the bed; the creek was certain to be thick with insects when night fell.β€’ A week later villagers found the corpse of his eldest daughter, 12, by the creek.β€’ He'd hit his ball into the creek and he was taking a drop.β€’ The movement around and beneath her was as dizzying as the fast current of the creek had been a moment before.
CreekCreek noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ the Creek2 [countable] a member of this tribe β†’ Native American β€”Creek adjective
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