Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Creek"

The meaning of "Creek" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does creek mean?
A: A small river or stream.
Q: What does You are up sh*t creek. There is no paddle. mean?
A: It means you're in an extremely bad situation and there's no solution (the paddle)!

"Oh man, I can't believe I lost my paperwork; that stuff took me hours and it needs to be in by tomorrow!"
"Sounds like you're up shit creek without a paddle, mate."

If you're in a really really bad situation you could extend it and say "up shit creek in a barbed wire canoe with a rusty teaspoon for a paddle"!

Just remember that this is all slang and very colloquial :)
Q: What does I’m up the creek. mean?
A: “I’m out of luck.”

“Because I’ve left my umbrella at home, now I’m up the creek without a paddle.”
Q: What does creek mean?
A: Stream/small river

Example sentences using "Creek"

Q: Please show me example sentences with up the creek without a paddle.
A: Examples:
"If you do that you'll be up a creek without a paddle!"
"I'm sort of up the creek and don't know what to do"
"You are up a creek!"
Personally I don't say this a lot but I do hear others occasionally say it. I hope this helps :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with up the creek .
A: If you go to a city with no money, you're pretty much up a creek with no paddle


Synonyms of "Creek" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between creek and brook ?

I think they are the same! Maybe a creek is a bit bigger than a brook. Also, “creek” is more common than “brook”.
Q: What is the difference between creek and river ?
A: A creek is much smaller than a river.
Q: What is the difference between creek and river ?
A: Most creeks are fairly small: not very deep or wide. One can usually walk across them, without getting wet above the knees, and often not even up to the shins. Rivers tend to be bigger: deeper and wider, and move a lot of water. A creek might well not be deep enough to float even a small canoe (although some creeks could). A river almost always is big enough to have larger boats on it.
Q: What is the difference between creek and stream and brooks ?
A: ^
"You can step over a brook, jump over a creek, and wade (walk in shallow water) through a stream"
Only difference is size, but people use them interchangeably
Q: What is the difference between i'm up a creek and i'm done ?
A: When you say "I'm up a creek", you are saying that you are in trouble/facing a problem.

Saying, "I'm up a creek" is a shortened version of "I'm up a creek without a paddle". Which basically means that you have a problem that you cannot fix.

You could say "I'm done" when you have finished a task or when you can't stand something anymore.

For example, if someone was annoying you, you could say "I'm done!" And walk away.

Translations of "Creek"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? creek
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Creek"

Q: They are looking into a creek Does this sound natural?
A: はい!
Q: A: i'm up a creek
B: that's such a stretch. don't be so pessimistic. okay... here's the deal. i will contact him in person for you and stop by your office with the agreement.
A: for real? would you really?
B: what friends for? just remember you owe me this. Does this sound natural?
A: @tjstkdn "you owe me this" is correct! Your dialogue was in casual slang, so "this" was not necessary. It is correct either way, but I wanted to provide the most natural.
Q: We have faced a creek while we were moving deeper into the forest. Does this sound natural?
A: "We came to a creek..."

"Face" is for bad things, enemies, difficulties, etc.

It's also better to use simple past together with "was ~ing".

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