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creek

creek

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