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riptide

[rip-tahyd] /ˈrɪpˌtaɪd/
noun
1.
a tide that opposes another or other tides, causing a violent disturbance in the sea.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; rip2 + tide1
Synonyms
See undertow.
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British Dictionary definitions for rip-tide

riptide

/ˈrɪpˌtaɪd/
noun
1.
Also called rip, tide-rip. a stretch of turbulent water in the sea, caused by the meeting of currents or abrupt changes in depth
2.
Also called rip current. a strong current, esp one flowing outwards from the shore, causing disturbance on the surface
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Word Origin and History for rip-tide
n.

also riptide, 1862, from rip (n.1) + tide (n.). It is a current not a tide, and the attempt to correct it to rip current dates from 1936.

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