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creek (noun)

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  • creek — noun (AmE) small stream ADJECTIVE ▪ tidal ▪ little, small VERB + CREEK ▪ cross CREEK + NOUN ▪ b …   Collocations dictionary

  • Creek — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a member of a confederacy of American Indian peoples of the south eastern US. ORIGIN from CREEK(Cf. ↑creek), because they lived beside the waterways of the flatlands of Georgia and Alabama …   English terms dictionary

  • creek — ► NOUN 1) a small waterway such as an inlet in a shoreline or channel in a marsh. 2) N. Amer. & Austral./NZ a stream or minor tributary of a river. ● up the creek Cf. ↑up the creek ORIGIN Old French crique or Old Norse kriki nook …   English terms dictionary

  • Creek language — Creek Mvskoke Spoken in United States Region Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia and Florida Ethnicity Muscogee people …   Wikipedia

  • creek — [ krik, krık ] noun count 1. ) a narrow stream 2. ) BRITISH a long narrow area of ocean stretching into the land be up the creek (without a paddle) INFORMAL to be in a difficult situation: If we don t get this contract, we re up the creek! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • creek — noun (C) 1 BrE a long narrow area of water that flows from the sea, a river, or a lake into the land 2 AmE, AustrE a small narrow stream or river 3 be up the creek spoken to be in a difficult situation: If I don t get my passport by Friday, I ll… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • creek — noun marsh marigolds grow along the creek up a creek up the creek Syn: stream, river, brook, rivulet, freshet, runnel, rill, tributary, watercourse, bourn; informal crick …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Creek Confederacy — noun a North American Indian confederacy organized by the Muskogee that dominated the southeastern part of the United States before being removed to Oklahoma • Hypernyms: ↑confederation, ↑confederacy, ↑federation • Member Meronyms: ↑Alabama,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Creek — noun Date: 1725 1. an American Indian confederacy of peoples chiefly of Muskogean stock of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida 2. a member of any of the Creek peoples 3. the Muskogean language of the Creek Indians …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • creek — noun chiefly Brit. a narrow, sheltered waterway such as an inlet in a shoreline or channel in a marsh. ↘N. Amer. & Austral./NZ a stream or minor tributary of a river. Phrases up the creek informal 1》 in severe difficulty or trouble. 2》 Brit.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • creek broadbill — noun Etymology: creek (I) : lesser scaup …   Useful english dictionary


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