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upriver

[uhp-riv-er] /ˈʌpˈrɪv ər/
adverb, adjective
1.
in the direction of or nearer the source of a river:
It's hard to paddle a canoe upriver; an upriver settlement of tribes.
Origin of upriver
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; up- + river1
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  • But upriver and down the spoil of axe and saw lay in red booms along the bunk.

    Burned Bridges Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Revel looked for globes, and saw them upriver, lifting and falling uncertainly.

    The Buttoned Sky Geoff St. Reynard
  • All the people in the vicinity were afraid and ran northward, upriver, abandoning their food and dishes and property.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • As if moved by the same impulse, the three strangers turned their heads and looked south-westward, upriver.

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • upriver the sky was darkened almost to black, and Gray Cloud smelled snow in the air.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • He thought he heard something moving through the bushes on the upriver side of the island.

    Shaman Robert Shea
British Dictionary definitions for upriver

upriver

/ˈʌpˈrɪvə/
adjective, adverb
1.
towards or near the source of a river
noun
2.
an area located upstream
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