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Synonyms of river in English:


  • 1
    canal, channel;
    Scottish & Northern English burn;
    Northern English beck;
    Southern English bourn;
    North American & Australian/New Zealand creek;
    Australian billabong
    rare rillet
  • 2 a river of molten lava
    stream, torrent, flood, deluge, cascade;
  • Phrases

    sell someone down the river

    double-cross, betray, deceive, sell out, stab in the back;
    informal do, con, take for a ride, sell, diddle, bamboozle, finagle, bilk, rip off, fleece

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    fluvial, potamic, riparian, riverine relating to rivers
    fluvio- related prefix, as in fluviometer, fluvioglacial
    potamo- related prefix, as in potamoplankton
    potamology study of rivers
    potamophobia fear of rivers

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