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rip current

Translation of rip current in Spanish:


  • corriente (feminine) de retorno
    Example sentences
    • Swimmers caught in this current should swim parallel to the shore until they are out of the rip current.
    • Conditions were rough in the river mouth and out to sea, with a strong rip current, heavy rain and thick cloud cover.
    • We swam out and I managed to pull the boy out of the strong rip current.

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