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Synonyms of river in English:


  • 1 the old factories along the river
    watercourse, waterway, tributary, stream, rivulet, brook, inlet, rill, runnel, freshet;
  • 2 a river of molten lava
    stream, torrent, flood, deluge, cascade
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    fluvial relating to or found in a river
    riparian, riverine relating to or situated on the banks of a river


    sell down the river

    informal See double-cross

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