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upstream
American English: /ˌəpˈstrim/
British English: /ˈʌpstriːm/

Translation of upstream in Spanish:

adverb

  • río or corriente arriba
    two miles upstream (from here)
    a dos millas río arriba (de aquí)
    to swim upstream
    nadar río arriba or contra la corriente
    Example sentences
    • In the August sunshine the salmon battle their way upstream against the fast flowing creek.
    • Lava flowing into waterways could create a hazard in the rivers upstream and enough ash would be carried by the wind to endanger aircraft and communities in the wind's direction.
    • When the medieval bridge was replaced with New London Bridge in 1831, the river could flow freely further upstream.

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