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English definition of “tide”

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.

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.
(Definition of tide noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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