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tide sb over (sth)

verb uk phrasal verb with tide   /taɪd/ us  
to help someone to work or operate normally through a difficult period, usually by lending them money: Can you lend me some money to tide me over till the weekend? Have another piece of cake. It'll tide you over till supper.
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