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
When the creek overflowed its banks during Hurricane Harvey, hundreds of homes were flooded.
Shute's body was found near a creek in the area of Whitney Street and Three Mile Creek.
The pointy, one-bath dwelling, built in 1968 on 0.7 acres, sits on 150 feet of creek front at 64709 E Barlow Trail Road in Rhododendron.
Fish are staging near creek mouths, waiting for rain.
In the 1960s, Meriden, Conn., allowed developers to pave over a creek and build a mall; the town was plagued with flooding as a result.
The city in recent months has also made efforts to clean up another one of its major waterways, Chollas Creek, said Leslie Reynolds, executive director of Groundwork San Diego, which advocates for cleaning up the creek.
Just to access the creek each day, the miners must face wild animals and zip-line through a 400-foot canyon.
Many people are still collecting water from mountain springs and creeks that run alongside roads.
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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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