Synonyms of river in English:

river


See US English definition of river

See UK English definition of river

See Spanish definition of río

noun

1

SYNONYMS
watercourse, waterway, stream, tributary, brook, inlet, rivulet, rill, runnel, streamlet, freshet
canal, channel
Scottish, Northern English informal burn
Northern English beck
British dialect bourn
North American, Australian, New Zealand creek
Australian billabong
rare rillet

2‘a river of molten lava’

SYNONYMS
stream, torrent, flood, deluge, cascade
spate, wave

Phrases

    sell someone down the river


    SYNONYMS
    cheat, trick, swindle, defraud, dupe, hoodwink
    double-cross, betray, deceive, sell out, stab in the back
    exploit, take advantage of
    informal do, con, take for a ride, sell, diddle, bamboozle, finagle, bilk, rip off, fleece