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ebb tide the tide in its outgoing phase. (Cf. flood tide.)
flood tide the inflowing tide; rising tide. [3 definitions]
half tide the condition or point in time of a tide halfway between its peak ebb and flow.
high tide the highest point reached by a tide, or the time of day when this happens.
low tide the tide at its lowest water level, or the time when this happens.
red tide a brownish red discoloration of sea waters caused by a local overabundance of certain single-celled algae that are toxic to many forms of marine life.
spring tide the tides that occur soon after the new or full moon and have the greatest rise and fall. (Cf. neap.) [2 definitions]
tide over to support through some temporary difficulty, usually a lack of money.
tide pool a body of water from the sea that remains as a rocky pool on the beach when the waves move back from the shore. Many types of aquatic animals and plants can live in a tide pool.
turn the tide to reverse or change significantly the course of events, tendency of opinion, or the like.