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noun 
  1. A large stream of water that alters the nearby landscape. Occasionally rivers overflow their banks and cause floods.
  2. Any large flow of a liquid in a single body (e.g., 'a river of blood').
  3. (poker) The last card received by a player in poker
Translations: 
  • Dutch: rivier , stroom
  • French: rivière , fleuve
  • German: Fluss , Flí¼sse (1); Strom , Strí¶me (1,2)
  • Italian: fiume
  • Spanish: rí­o
verb 
  1. (poker) To improve one"s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.
Johnny rivered me by drawing that Ace of spades
Etymology: From rivière <
  • riparia (riverbank, seashore, river) < riparius (of a riverbank) < riparia (shore) < ripa (river bank) < (PIE.) base
  • rei- (to scratch, tear, cut).



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