crick vs creek : Common Errors in English

About crick vs creek

The dialectical pronunciation and spelling of “creek” as “crick” is very popular in some parts of the US, but the standard pronunciation of the word is the same as that of “creak.”

crick Meaning(s)

  • (n) a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
  • (n) English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
  • (v) twist (a body part) into a strained position

creek Meaning(s)

  • (n) a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
  • (n) any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma

crick in News

  • Crick Ready for U.S. Open

    Nebraska native and ex-Husker Brandon Crick will play in the 2013 U.S. Open which starts on Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KOLN Lincoln

creek in News

  1. Oak Creek plans ceremony for Murphy's retirement

    The Oak Creek police department plans a ceremony for the retirement of an officer seriously wounded while responding to the fatal rampage at the Sikh temple last year.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WBAY Green Bay

  2. Oak Creek plans ceremony for Lt. Murphy's retirement

    The Oak Creek police department plans a ceremony for the retirement of an officer seriously wounded while responding to the fatal rampage at the Sikh temple last year.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WKBT La Crosse

  3. Oak Creek police plans ceremony for retirement of officer shot at Sikh temple rampage

    OAK CREEK, Wis. — The Oak Creek police department plans a ceremony for the retirement of an officer seriously wounded while responding to the fatal rampage at the Sikh temple last year.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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