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river

noun [C] uk   /ˈrɪv.ər/ us    //
A1 a natural wide flow of fresh water across the land into the sea, a lake, or another river: We sailed slowly down the river. A1 (written abbreviation R) used usually before, sometimes after, the name of a river: the River Thames up (the) river in the opposite direction to the flow of water in the river: We sailed up river. down (the) river in the same direction as the flow of water in the river
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