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tide

tide

 
pronunciation:
taId
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
turn the tide, tide over
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the periodic change, occurring about every twelve hours, in the height of the surface of oceans and nearby bodies of water, or a specific instance of this change. Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun.
definition 2: the ebb or flow of the water that is caused by this change.
The shells were swept away with the tide.
similar words:
wash
definition 3: something resembling tidal effects in its ebb and flow, current, drift, or the like.
The tide of public opinion turned against the president.
similar words:
flow, wind
definition 4: a recurring time, season, or occasion (usu. used in combination).
yuletide
phrase: turn the tide
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tided, tides, tiding
definition: to ebb and flow like the tide.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to bear along, on or as if on the tide; keep afloat.
Her faith tided her through the bitter loss.
phrase: tide over
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  ocean, water