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Idioms for 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
Definition for river (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for river
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.
The university moved construction equipment into to build a stadium and start construction on the river park.
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.
And then, on one recent morning, the train made a stop at a small station near an especially beautiful section of the river.
Along the river, crumbling remnants of an active trading hub are overtaken by nature.
By the river some women, no larger in appearance than little dolls, were standing and washing.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
Crossing the river Lykus into the plain, Mithridates offered the Romans battle.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
They use these almadias for catching fish, and for transporting themselves up or down the river.
To do him justice he was a well-built lad, and those who had seen him out on the river knew he could pull a good oar.The Eight-Oared Victors|Lester Chadwick
Wagonloads of ripe Jersey tomatoes making their way to the soup factory are a jocund sight across the river just now.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley
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
Idioms and Phrases with river
see sell down the river; up the river.