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Origin of creek
noun, plural Creeks, (especially collectively) Creek.
Examples from the Web for creek
In February 2011, during a winter storm, a tree fell into a creek in Franklin Township, New Jersey, and caused flooding.
As Gawain rides along the bank of a creek, he hears this sickening sound ringing from above.Historical Fiction: A Conversation Between Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau|Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the Colorado train that fell into a creek to the North Carolina collision, see more rail disasters.
The engine, baggage car, coach, and chair car fell into the creek, claiming 96 lives and leaving only two dozen alive.
She meant Plaza Towers Elementary School on the other side of the creek, which had been smashed to rubble and twisted beams.Oklahoma Tornado Devastation: What the Twister Left Behind|Michael Daly|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Infantry, cavalry and artillery crossed the creek and the ridges and formed in a solid line which nothing could resist.The Scouts of Stonewall|Joseph A. Altsheler
So on and on the creek leads to new beauties of color and form, new delights for taste and smell.Some Summer Days in Iowa|Frederick John Lazell
The farmhouse was new and rather more pretentious than most on the creek.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John|Lily Munsell Ritchie
Fitch's Creek Estate is one of the largest on the Island, consisting of 500 acres, of which 300 are under cultivation.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
He said the Yankees were on the creek about three miles below my house, and he was saving his pony.Two Wars: An Autobiography of General Samuel G. French|Samuel Gibbs French
Word Origin for creek
mid-15c., creke "narrow inlet in a coastline," altered from kryk (early 13c.; in place names from 12c.), probably from Old Norse kriki "corner, nook," perhaps influenced by Anglo-French crique, itself from a Scandinavian source via Norman. Perhaps ultimately related to crook and with an original notion of "full of bends and turns" (cf. dialectal Swedish krik "corner, bend; creek, cove").
Extended to "inlet or short arm of a river" by 1570s, which probably led to use for "small stream, brook" in American English (1620s). Also used there and in Canada, Australia, New Zealand for "branch of a main river," possibly from explorers moving up main rivers and seeing and noting mouths of tributaries without knowing they often were extensive rivers of their own. Slang phrase up the creek "in trouble," often especially "pregnant," first recorded 1941, perhaps originally armed forces slang for "lost while on patrol."
Indian tribe or confederation, 1725, named for creek, the geographical feature, and abbreviated from Ochese Creek Indians, from the place in Georgia where English first encountered them. Native name is Muskogee, a word of uncertain origin.
see up a creek.