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riptide

(ˈrɪpˌtaɪd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) Also called: rip or tide-rip a stretch of turbulent water in the sea, caused by the meeting of currents or abrupt changes in depth
2. (Physical Geography) Also called: rip current a strong current, esp one flowing outwards from the shore, causing disturbance on the surface

rip•tide

(ˈrɪpˌtaɪd)

n.
a tide that opposes another or other tides, causing a violent disturbance in the sea.
[1860–65]

riptide

- Is actually a current, not a tide.
See also related terms for tides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.riptide - a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
turbulence, turbulency - unstable flow of a liquid or gas
2.riptide - a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
current, stream - a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
Translations
離岸流
prąd odpływowy

riptide

[ˈrɪptaɪd] Naguas fpl revueltas

riptide

[ˈrɪpˌtaɪd] ncorrente f di ritorno
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