▪ broad , great , large , long , mighty , wide
the mighty River Nile
The ~ was too wide to swim across comfortably.
major ~s such as the Congo
▪ little , narrow , small
The ~ is still high after the recent rain.
▪ raging , rushing , white-water , wild
▪ flowing , free-flowing
▪ lazy , slow-moving , sluggish
▪ frozen , icy
▪ meandering , winding
The ~ was swollen after the floods.
The ~ is navigable by vessels of up to 90 tons.
▪ coastal , mountain
the Ganges and other sacred ~s
VERB + RIVER
▪ cross , ford , get across
We crossed the ~ by boat.
How are we going to get across the ~?
We had to swim the ~. which is deep and very rapid.
I had decided to follow the ~ to my destination.
They've bridged the ~ at four points.
The bridge once spanned the ~ Serein.
Wildlife groups are protesting against the proposal to dam the ~.
plans to divert the ~ further north
They're dredging the ~ to make it safer for larger boats.
The rocks make the ~ hard to navigate.
RIVER + VERB
▪ flow , run , wind
This ~ flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
A ~ runs through the field.
The ~ winds its way through the hills.
The ~ has risen with the rains.
The ~ rises in central Africa.
▪ be in flood ( BrE ), burst its banks , flood (sth) , overflow sth
The ~ had overflowed its banks.
▪ dry up
This ~ dried up long ago.
RIVER + NOUN
▪ bed , bottom
when the ~ level is low
▪ basin , channel , delta , mouth , plain , valley
▪ barge , boat , steamer
▪ cruise , trip
▪ rock ( esp. AmE )
as smooth as ~ rocks
▪ city , port , town
a ~ town in Borneo
▪ across a/the ~
There's a bridge across the ~.
▪ along a/the ~ , down a/the ~
We walked along the ~.
They sailed down the ~.
▪ down by a/the ~ , down to a/the ~
Let's go down to the ~ at sunset.
▪ into a/the ~
He dived into the ~.
▪ in a/the ~
Trout live in this ~.
▪ on a/the ~
There was a boat on the ~.
▪ up a/the ~
We were sailing up the ~.
▪ ~ of ( figurative )
a ~ of lava
▪ the banks, bottom, middle, side, surface, etc. of a ~ , the river's edge
They were waiting for us on the other side of the ~.
▪ a bend in the ~
▪ the course of a ~ , the direction of a ~