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tide
American English: /taɪd/
British English: /tʌɪd/

Translation of tide in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (Geography) we caught the first tide
    zarpamos con la primera marea alta
    the tide is in/out
    la marea está alta/baja
    the tide is coming in/going out
    la marea está subiendo/bajando
    high/low tide
    marea alta/baja
    at high/low tide
    en pleamar/bajamar
    cuando la marea está alta/baja
  • 2 (current, movement) the rising tide of violence
    la creciente oleada de violencia
    the tide is turning/has turned (lit: at high or low water)
    está cambiando/ha cambiado la marea
    the tide has turned in favor of an alliance
    ha habido un cambio de opinión, que ahora se inclina a favor de una alianza
    to swim against the tide
    nadar contra la corriente or a contracorriente
    to swim with the tide
    dejarse llevar por la corriente
    seguir la corriente
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    Example sentences
    • But access to the port basin lay through channels where the tide fell 32 feet twice daily.
    • Sibyl glanced back at the rising and falling tides of the English Channel, and sighed with the grace of a heavy heart.
    • The highest high tides, called the semilunar tides, occur twice a month around the times of the full and new moon.
    Example sentences
    • The structure would be built over the water, allowing the tide to ebb and flow unhindered.
    • He related his own experience of how people can get caught out, unaware of the danger because it is the area nearest the shore that gets covered by water first as the tide comes in.
    • As the tide ebbs the sea water starts to drain from the river, making visible the runs and likely lies of fish just in from the Atlantic.

Phrasal verbs

tide over

verb + object + adverb, verb + object + preposition + object
I've lent her £200 to tide her over till she gets paid
le he prestado 200 libras para que se arregle hasta que le paguen
this should tide us over the next month
con esto debería alcanzarnos para el mes que viene
to tide somebody over a crisis
ayudar a alguien a solventar una crisis

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