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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
a tide that opposes another or other tides, causing a violent disturbance in the sea.
riptide- Is actually a current, not a tide.
See also related terms for tides.
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|Noun||1.||riptide - a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current|
|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