Examples of creek in a Sentence
The children waded in the creek.
The coast is dotted with tiny creeks.
Recent Examples of creek from the Web
As housing tracts sprouted in communities farther up the watershed, greater volumes of urban runoff entered the creek.
The man ran south on Green Bay Road and jumped into the creek off Villard Avenue.
There were railroad lines, parks, creeks, and other features.
The property is a short distance from Floyds Fork and from Pope Lick Park in the Parklands of Floyds Fork recreational corridor that extends for miles along the creek.
After Federal Bureau of Investigation agents showed up at Mr. Davis’s house in 2014 and asked about his ties to Mr. Walters, Mr. Davis threw the burner phone in a creek near his house, leading to a charge of obstruction of justice.
The helicopter was seen circling over a wide area near the creek bed.
That was after having dinner at another restaurant — Greenleaf — at an outdoor table along the creek.
Residents found their fates tied to small creeks and shallow reservoirs.
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Origin and Etymology of creek
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbeck [British], bourn (or bourne), brook, brooklet, burn [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamlet
Related Wordsarroyo, 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
First Known Use of creek
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