1North American & Australian/New Zealand A stream, brook, or minor tributary of a river.
- They rested by a small creek running through the woods that had started to become more profuse.
- The seven men had spread out and were riding along the dry creek bed.
- Her lion tail flicked idly behind her as she walked towards the nearby creek.
1.1An inlet in a shoreline, a channel in a marsh, or another narrow, sheltered waterway.
- Coastal migrants can often be found along tidal creeks, salt marsh edges, and mudflats, rarely on sandy ocean beaches.
- Between the cliffs and the sea, the rhythmic movement of the tides is forming a new tidal marsh that includes mudflats, tidal creeks, tidal marshes, and tracts of shrubs.
- Pristine beaches, maritime forests, shimmering marshes, and tidal creeks await your exploration.
- 1be up the creek (without a paddle)
- informal Be in severe difficulty or trouble, especially with no means of extricating oneself from it.Example sentences
- The couple and their three children were forced to move to the new house because they had already sold the old one and David said: ‘We're up the creek without a paddle.’
- Now, to their utter dismay, that hasn't happened and with IRA decommissioning, about to utterly change the face of Northern politics, political unionism is up the creek without a paddle.
- As for labor market ‘fluidity,’ what that really means is your middle-class job is gone and you're up the creek without a paddle - adios chump.
- 2be up shit creek
- see shit.
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noun (plural same)
1A member of a confederacy of American Indian peoples of the southeastern US in the 16th to 19th centuries whose descendants now live mainly in Oklahoma.
- Joan Hill is a Creek / Cherokee painter who has received numerous recognition awards, grants, and fellowships in the art world.
- And there is the tale of Jimmy Crowe, a Creek Indian from Okfuskee County, Okla., who, as a teenager, works for the Mennonites as a carpenter and subsequently becomes a preacher.
- Born to a Creek mother and Shawnee father at Old Piqua, a Shawnee village on the Mad River in Ohio, Tecumseh was raised by an older sister and grew to manhood during the border warfare of the Revolutionary Era.
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Of, relating to, or denoting the Creek.
- In 1814, a Creek faction, the Red Sticks, rose against settlers in the South but was crushed by General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Alabama.
- With the help of a Creek student named James Perryman, Presbyterian minister John Fleming created a phonetic alphabet for Muskogee.
- After three decades the divisions between those of the traditional and new orders erupted in a Creek civil war.
From creek, because they lived beside the waterways of the flatlands of Georgia and Alabama.
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