Meaning of “flood tide” in the English Dictionary

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"flood tide" in British English

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flood tidenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflʌd ˌtaɪd/ us /ˈflʌd ˌtaɪd/

Examples from literature

  • After nightfall a strong flood tide would be setting up along shore to the Spanish anchorage. 
  • And the next morning the cutter was, with the assistance of the flood tide, making quick progress to the southward. 
  • It was a boisterous day, half a gale of wind against the flood tide. 
  • So the hours of flood tide passed, and then the ship began to swing idly as the slack came. 
  • When the flood tide rippled about the wreck it was obvious the pump was getting the water down. 

(Definition of “flood tide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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