Idioms about river
- to prison: to be sent up the river for a bank robbery.
- in prison: Thirty years up the river had made him a stranger to society.
Origin of river1
OTHER WORDS FROM riverriv·er·less, adjectiveriv·er·like, adjective
Words nearby river
Other definitions for river (2 of 2)
How to use river in a sentence
Swollen rivers carried sediment downstream, depositing it along the way.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 17, 2020|Science News For Students
All of us on the river accepted that our water would likely be boiling in our bottles and our beers would be sandy and warm—until someone showed up with this hauler, that is.The Gear You Need to Bring on a 225-Mile River Trip|Mitch Breton|September 6, 2020|Outside Online
They include soil erosion on the river side — in some areas gaps up to three feet wide and waist deep, concrete cracking, construction flaws and what the firm concluded was likely substandard construction material below the fence’s foundation.New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail|by Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo|September 2, 2020|ProPublica
Tracing a distinct U shape across northeast Ohio, the 100-mile-long river flows into Lake Erie 30 miles west of its headwaters.51 Years Later, the Cuyahoga River Burns Again|Wes Siler|August 28, 2020|Outside Online
The university moved construction equipment into to build a stadium and start construction on the river park.Morning Report: About Those Private Day Camps …|Voice of San Diego|August 18, 2020|Voice of San Diego
He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But you know, I had only one other hero in my life acting and that was River [Phoenix].Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, the train chugs north out of Kanchanaburi over the famous bridge before it hits a spectacular bend in the river.
The film helps to draw scores of visitors to this sleepy river town year after year.
And then, on one recent morning, the train made a stop at a small station near an especially beautiful section of the river.
This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.
Dick was at the wharf, one day last week, when one of the up river boats arrived.
San Antonio de Bexar lies in a fertile and well-irrigated valley, stretching westward from the river Salado.
The riches of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall pass away with a noise like a great thunder in rain.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for river
- a large natural stream of fresh water flowing along a definite course, usually into the sea, being fed by tributary streams
- (as modifier)river traffic; a river basin
- (in combination)riverside; riverbed Related adjectives: fluvial, potamic
Derived forms of riverriverless, adjective
Word Origin for river
Scientific definitions for river
Other Idioms and Phrases with river
see sell down the river; up the river.