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beck

verb

Definition of beck

transitive verb
archaic
: beckon

Origin and Etymology of beck

Middle English, alteration of beknen


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beck

verb

Definition of beck

transitive verb
archaic
: beckon

Origin and Etymology of beck

Middle English, alteration of beknen


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beck

noun \ ˈbek \

Definition of beck

British
: creek 2

Origin and Etymology of beck

Middle English bek, from Old Norse bekkr; akin to Old English bæc brook, Old High German bah, Lithuanian bėgti to flee — more at phobia

beck Synonyms

Synonyms
creek [British], bourn (or bourne), brook, brooklet, burn [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamlet
Related Words
arroyo, billabong [Australian], fresh, freshet, runoff; bayou, coulee, slough (also slew or slue), stream, wash; canal, channel, cut, cutoff, gut, kill, millrace, millstream, race, watercourse, waterway; affluent, branch, confluent, distributary, influent, tributary


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