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tide

noun uk   /taɪd/ us  

tide noun (SEA)

B2 [C] the rise and fall of the sea that happens twice every day: high/low tide The tide is out/in.
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tide noun (CHANGE)

[S] literary a noticeable change in a situation or increase in a particular type of behaviour: We must look for ways of stemming (= stopping) the rising tide of protest.
Translations of “tide”
in Korean 조수…
in Arabic مَدّ, جَزْر…
in French marée…
in Turkish gelgitle ilgili, gelgitli, büyük miktar…
in Italian marea…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海洋, 潮汐, 潮水…
in Russian прилив и отлив, увеличение…
in Polish pływ, fala…
in Spanish marea…
in Portuguese maré…
in German die Gezeiten(pl.)…
in Catalan marea…
in Japanese 潮の干満, 満ち引き…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海洋, 潮汐, 潮水…
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