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    #1

    direction of water

    Actually I knew this word some years ago, but I've not use it for a long time and I couldn't remember now, but it happened to come in one of my classes. And I couldn't even find it in Google.

    When you swim or row at the same direction of the river water it is called ..................
    When you swim or row against the direction of river water it is called ..................

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    #2

    Re: direction of water

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;
    Downstream and upstream respectively.

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    #3

    Re: direction of water

    Jaskin's right. Or 'against/with the current'. (That reminds me of the idiom 'Go with the flow' - which uses the same idea but isn't used when there is an actual fluid involved: to go with the flow is to take the line of least resistance. Example: 'I wanted to go to Hyde Park but everyone else wanted to go to the London Dungeon. So I decided to go with the flow.')

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