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riptide

riptide

See also: rip tide

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Noun

riptide (plural riptides)

  1. A particularly strong tidal current
  2. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).
    This beach suffers from a riptide that can easily sweep you out to sea.

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  • (strong flow of water away from the shore): rip current

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