- up the creek
- Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||a stream, smaller than a river, in some places flowing only after rain falls or snow melts.
- branch, brook, brooklet, rill, rivulet, runnel, stream, streamlet, watercourse
- similar words:
- channel, freshet, inlet, millstream, river, strait, tributary
||up the creek
In many parts of the US, the words creek
(squeak) are said in exactly the same way. However, these two words have different meanings.