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tide

noun uk   us   /taɪd/

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 Arabic مَدّ, جَزْر…
in Korean 조수…
in Malaysian pasang surut…
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 Vietnamese thủy triều…
in Spanish marea…
in Portuguese maré…
in Thai ปรากฏการณ์น้ำขึ้นน้ำลง…
in German die Gezeiten(pl.)…
in Catalan marea…
in Japanese 潮の干満, 満ち引き…
in Indonesian pasang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海洋, 潮汐, 潮水…
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