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noun [countable] river pronunciation in British English /ˈrɪvə(r)/
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  1. a large area of water that flows towards the sea
    the River Nile
    They were swimming in the river.
    river fishing
    up river (=in the direction that the river is flowing from): Up river, the water was clearer and deeper.
    down river (=in the direction that the river is flowing): We met them a couple of miles down river.
    1. a.
      a large amount of liquid that flows somewhere
      river of: Great rivers of molten lava poured from the volcano.


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