creek vs crick

creek crick


  • 1) Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
  • 2) Any turn or winding.
  • 3) UK, India A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.
  • 4) A channel or stream running through a salt marsh.
  • 5) A small stream, often a shallow or intermittent tributary to a river.
  • 6) Chiefly British A small inlet in a shoreline, extending farther inland than a cove.
  • 7) A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.
  • 8) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
  • 9) a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
  • 10) any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
  • 11) A small seaboard town of insufficient importance to have a customs-station of its own.
  • 12) Hence A device; an artifice; a trick.
  • 13) A small inlet, bay, or cove; a recess in the shore of the sea or of a river, or of any considerable body of water.
  • 14) A turn or winding.
  • 15) An obsolete spelling of creak.
  • 16) A small stream; a brook; a rivulet. See crick.
  • 17) To twist and wind; form a creek.
  • 18) (up the creek (without a paddle)) In a difficult, unfortunate, or inextricable position.


  • 1) Appalachian Alternative form of creek.
  • 2) A small jackscrew.
  • 3) A painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, making it difficult to move the part affected. (Compare catch.)
  • 4) A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck.
  • 5) obsolete The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it.
  • 6) A painful, spasmodic affection of the muscles of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, rendering it difficult to move the part.
  • 7) English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
  • 8) A small stream; a brook: same as creek, 2, which is the usual spelling, though generally proced in the United States as crick.
  • 9) An inlet of the sea or a river: same as creek
  • 10) A creaking. as of a door.
  • 11) A crevice; chink; cranny; corner.
  • 12) A painful spasmodic affection of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, in the nature of a cramp or transient stiffness, making motion of the part difficult.
  • 13) A small stream; a brook: same as creek, 2, which is the usual spelling, though generally pro ced in the United States as crick.
  • 14) to violently spasm.
  • 15) twist (a body part) into a strained position
  • 16) To creak.
  • 17) Tocreak.
  • 18) To wrench or sprain: as, to crick one's neck.
  • 19) To cause a painful cramp or muscle spasm in by turning or wrenching.


  • 1) They are not so much cast adrift as up a certain creek without a paddle.
  • 2) They were led out of the compound and down a pathway to a small creek.
  • 3) Up the creek without a paddle?
  • 4) He won't be left up the creek without a paddle.
  • 5) After all, he often seems to be up a creek without a paddle.
  • 6) I got myself up a creek without a paddle.
  • 7) It spreads discreetly along a wide smear of perfect sand and endless banks of river, creek and lake.
  • 8) The boat slows and we turn off into a narrow creek where the light is ghostly, all shadows and silhouettes.
  • 9) It's just a small creek.
  • 10) I find myself within driving distance of a narrow creek that reaches a mile or so inland off a wide shallow bay.
  • 11) The Reading manager and his players looked up the creek without a paddle as they trailed 3-2 in injury time.
  • 12) At the bottom of a narrow creek you must imagine "a low, snug dwelling, and in good repair".
  • 13) Those who were relying on their savings to survive during retirement were the ones'who are really up the creek without a paddle '.
  • 14) Over the divide at the head of this creek is a tributary of the Big Windy.
  • 15) The weather was so excellent yesteray -- cold and windy and grey -- that I took Big Dog for a walk over to the field by what I call the creek and what is actually, of course, a storm drain.
  • 16) We're on our walk, over the Interstate Overpass, down by what I call the creek -- it's actuall more like a storm drain, but it collects rocks and pebbles at this bit where it curves, and I like to take the kid there so I can mess around in the rocks.
  • 17) When the mills here would be standing and all, why we'd just mess around, go on what they called the creek over there.
  • 18) Group ‘A’ says the creek is rising and the little town of Hooterville must spend half of its much needed funds to correct before a huge tragic flood consumes all (taking money from schools, roads and hospitals)
  • 19) Yes | No | Report from mmtranberg wrote 27 weeks 3 days ago mine is 15 in creek about 20 feet wide
  • 20) Yes | No | Report from RylieGipson wrote 2 days 11 hours ago there's a book how to build tree houses huts and forts if the creek is big enough make a raft.
  • 21) ‘Coastal migrants can often be found along tidal creeks, salt marsh edges, and mudflats, rarely on sandy ocean beaches.’
  • 22) ‘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.’
  • 23) ‘Pristine beaches, maritime forests, shimmering marshes, and tidal creeks await your exploration.’
  • 24) ‘My eyes scan the pewter-grey mudbanks and mudflats and a distant shoreline etched with filigrees of sinuous creeks.’
  • 25) ‘Endless creeks and sounds divide the land up into a series of broad, semi-connected sandbars and islands, and the road loops along with bridge after bridge over wide, shallow waterways.’
  • 26) ‘Mudflats lie lower in the upper intertidal zone than marshes and are smooth, almost level surfaces across which tidal creeks meander.’
  • 27) ‘A serpentine array of tidal creeks lined with tall-form Spartina occur throughout the marsh.’
  • 28) ‘These were used for storing shellfish after they had been collected from nearby saltmarsh creeks and before they were taken to markets.’
  • 29) ‘At the tidal swamps, the shore is a low, narrow levee separating the waters of the creeks from the backwaters of the swamps.’
  • 30) ‘In the south, coconut palms grow on a narrow coastal strip broken by lagoons and creeks.’
  • 31) ‘Terrapins have been observed in several of the marsh creeks, but not in all of the creeks where searches were completed.’
  • 32) ‘Living among creeks, lagoons, and salt marshes makes fishing and the salt trade part of everyday life in the area.’
  • 33) ‘Corsica rises like a mountain from the sea, creating a coast of steep cliffs and countless creeks, interspersed with tiny deserted beaches, and washed by crystal-clear water.’
  • 34) ‘To reach the village the soldiers had to cross a small tidal creek running gently into the ocean.’
  • 35) ‘Walnut creek is where he was picked up.’
  • 36) ‘Extensive oyster reefs blanketed the mudflats along the state's tidal creeks and fueled the thriving industry.’
  • 37) ‘Marcus tells Frank to pack his bags because they are heading to Twin creeks.’
  • 38) ‘Shouts of protest ensue when students realize they have to ford a creek to get to the beach.’
  • 39) ‘Then during the spring months, the mesh bags are planted on creek banks during low tide.’
  • 40) ‘They rested by a small creek running through the woods that had started to become more profuse.’
  • 41) ‘The seven men had spread out and were riding along the dry creek bed.’
  • 42) ‘Her lion tail flicked idly behind her as she walked towards the nearby creek.’
  • 43) ‘After hours of hard training, everyone took turns taking baths in a nearby creek.’
  • 44) ‘She was able to drink from a nearby creek, but she had no food.’
  • 45) ‘They turned away from the waterfall and watched the creek flowing, listened to it.’
  • 46) ‘The creek is flowing strong from all the runoff and spring thaw.’
  • 47) ‘Firefighters used a fork lift truck to rescue a stricken horse from a muddy creek.’
  • 48) ‘He earned his nickname playing near a muddy creek as a child.’
  • 49) ‘They are as at home in a mossy rock pool or muddy creek as on a spectacular wreck.’
  • 50) ‘In a few areas, rock and snow slides dammed creeks, creating small lakes.’
  • 51) ‘Nearby, a smaller lake was created by damming a tributary creek.’
  • 52) ‘The equestrian trails are densely wooded, rocky and hilly with several small creek crossings.’
  • 53) ‘In the western suburbs, creeks rose rapidly and flooded houses.’
  • 54) ‘We angled up a slope, rising away from the creek bottom.’
  • 55) ‘Damp mornings are excellent for this detail, especially in low areas such as draws and creek bottoms.’
  • 56) ‘Recently I was wading down a shallow creek in what I assumed was fresh water.’
  • 57) ‘Anya let the cool water run over her as she lay down in the shallow creek.’
  • 58) ‘There is a tiny creek meandering among the rocks, which is also believed to have healing powers.’
  • 59) ‘Fireflies danced about and the creek water seemed to glow from the moon's reflection.’
  • 60) ‘Joan Hill is a creek / Cherokee painter who has received numerous recognition awards, grants, and fellowships in the art world.’
  • 61) ‘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.’
  • 62) ‘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.’
  • 63) ‘Particularly at issue were the Cherokee, Choctaw, creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole Indians of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida - the so-called Five Civilized Tribes.’
  • 64) ‘Essays cover the Timucua, Guale, Apalachee, Chickasaw, Caddo, Natchez, Quapaw, Cherokee, Upper creek, Lower creek, and Seminole Indians.’
  • 65) ‘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.’
  • 66) ‘With the help of a creek student named James Perryman, Presbyterian minister John Fleming created a phonetic alphabet for Muskogee.’
  • 67) ‘After three decades the divisions between those of the traditional and new orders erupted in a creek civil war.’
  • 68) ‘One of the first men Seekaboo enlisted was Josiah Francis, the son of an English trader and a creek mother.’
  • 69) ‘Red Eagle was born Bill Weatherford, son of a white trader and a creek mother whose maiden name had been Tait.’


  • 1) Begin by looking up to a man, prepare for a lifetime crick in your neck.
  • 2) I rolled my head on my neck, a crick in there from the first slap, and started.
  • 3) She wondered, behind her crumbling composure, if he had got a crick in his neck by now.
  • 4) Every day on the crick is a new story and my book was getting way too thick!
  • 5) Where I came from the difference between a creek and a crick was a cow.
  • 6) You are surely a redneck if you say "crick" instead of "creek".
  • 7) The tension comes when you are riding on a smooth road, you hit a pebble and hear a "crick", which is the sound of $6000 being flushed.
  • 8) Drop dead gorgeous pictures, a text that's zippy and slick, fun voices, and lots of words like "crick", "crack", and "creak".
  • 9) Apparently folks from east of the Mississippi have a had time understanding that that word is often pronounced "crick".
  • 10) "No, I've just got what old-fashioned folks call a 'crick' in it," explained the elderly horseman.
  • 11) There was a river there too; not a little bolt of chatoyant silk like the Avon, which they would have called a "crick" back there.
  • 12) You can't see anything -- except the woods and the 'crick' and the mountains.
  • 13) ‘Adam woke up quite early thanks to a painful crick in his neck.’
  • 14) ‘His back was stiff, and his neck had a crick in it.’
  • 15) ‘My backside was sore from sleeping on such hard ground and my neck had a crick in it from the high elevation of my ‘pillow’.’
  • 16) ‘Eavan woke the next morning with a crick in his neck from sleeping in the wrong position for too long and a stale taste of ale in his mouth.’
  • 17) ‘An overly heavy weight can take you beyond a safe range of motion, and that can give you a crick in the neck or other form of injury.’
  • 18) ‘I woke up the next morning, still sitting on my couch, with a crick in my neck aside from the rest of my wounds.’
  • 19) ‘The next morning I woke up with a crick in my neck and an annoying pain in my side.’
  • 20) ‘Shane practically bolted off of the plane, leaving his parents behind him, working cricks out of their necks.’
  • 21) ‘I stood up carefully, and from the new position I could see that at some point during the night Sillabub and I had found a couch, which would explain the terrible crick in my neck.’
  • 22) ‘It was almost as though the boom had a crick in its neck after being folded up for so long en-route to, and in orbit around, Mars.’
  • 23) ‘A classy midfielder could get a serious injury - most likely a crick in the neck - watching the ball soaring back and forwards.’
  • 24) ‘After a leisurely tour of the cathedral and with cricks in the neck from looking up all the time (it's a very high church), we repaired to one of the bistros that line the stone pavement around the church, to have a bite of lunch.’
  • 25) ‘The hard, high fastball is extremely difficult to hit, but if it comes in at batting practice speed, the pitcher may get a crick in his neck from watching the ball sail over the fences if he throws it too often.’
  • 26) ‘He smirked, ‘It's time for you to wake up now - sorry about the crick in your neck.’’
  • 27) ‘I rolled over to face him, I was getting a crick in my neck.’
  • 28) ‘At the point of shaking her head, Irdle had gotten a crick in the neck when the door to the inn burst open, bearing two of the last people she would have expected to see.’
  • 29) ‘I get a crick in my neck from looking up that much.’
  • 30) ‘She was going to wake up with a serious crick in her neck.’
  • 31) ‘Today I woke up with the biggest crick in my neck ever.’
  • 32) ‘Adam woke late the next morning with a bad crick in his neck.’
  • 33) ‘Bees winger Peter Sutcliffe missed that tie three weeks ago after cricking his neck at his hotel breakfast table on the day of the match.’
  • 34) ‘Harold said he couldn't get down comfortably to play shots because he cricked his neck a few days ago.’
  • 35) ‘Another lady claimed she had cricked her neck because she was ‘shocked’ by a movement made by one of the centre's ‘human statues’.’
  • 36) ‘Bridget cricked her neck as she flipped through the seven hundred and sixty-five page book by some unknown famous psychologist.’
  • 37) ‘I wasn't very good at hang-gliding, I crashed my glider, cricked my neck.’
  • 38) ‘The two lads cricked their necks as the door creaked open to the Prince's study.’
  • 39) ‘Her shoulders ached, and she felt that she had cricked her neck past repair.’
  • 40) ‘We stand, necks cricked, the milky way slashing across the sky, constellations blazing.’
  • 41) ‘Adam felt his eyes widen and he snapped his head to look at her so fast his neck cricked.’
  • 42) ‘It is a product of an impatient society that prefers to crick its neck peering at an online news bulletin than wait until the morning for a paper.’
  • 43) ‘I was close enough that the oversized screen nearly filled my peripheral vision, but high up enough that there was no need to crick my neck.’
  • 44) ‘Ethan's head shot up so fast, I was surprised he didn't crick his neck.’
  • 45) ‘‘What… ‘I whispered, my sore, dry throat cricking in protest.’
  • 46) ‘The bandages on his face peeled off, and the bones suddenly cracked back into alignment, and his nose cricked into place.’
  • 47) ‘I looked up at him so fast, that I was afraid my neck would crick.’
  • 48) ‘You crick open an eye and shiver, shaking off the sleepiness.’
  • 49) ‘Martin made his debut in the 1-1 draw at Leatherhead on Saturday, although Fowler was nursing a cricked neck on the bench.’
  • 50) ‘The privilege will also cost you a quid, but that's a small price to pay to avoid a cricked neck and beer-stained chinos.’
  • 51) ‘I don't know what her boyfriend must have thought when she got in ‘from a club’ soaking, full of mud, and with a cricked neck.’
  • 52) ‘Its not helping my cricked back and shoulder but ne'er mind.’

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