UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkriːk/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/krik, krɪk/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'creek': (krēk, krik); 'Creek': (krēk)

Inflections of 'creek' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages. Capitalized for the American Indian people.)
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural for the American Indian people—e.g. "These lands were once entirely populated by Creek.")
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a creek in [Canada]
  2. a [mountain, fresh water, marsh] creek
  3. a [small, narrow, recently-formed] creek
  4. [rest, sleep, picnic, doze] by the creek
  5. follow the creek [through the woods, to the clearing]
  6. drink [cold, fresh] water from the creek
  7. went wading [in, across] the creek
  8. [fishing, wading] in the creek
  9. paddle [up] the creek
  10. slang: up the creek without a paddle
  11. slang: We're really up the creek now!
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