Definition of riptide in English:


Syllabification: rip·tide
Pronunciation: /ˈripˌtīd


1A strong current caused by tidal flow in confined areas such as inlets and presenting a hazard to swimmers and boaters.
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  • As we sat on the sand, five female instructors talked to us about currents, riptides and the nature of waves.
  • Relax and rationalise your fears, make sure that your instructor teaches you about the water, learn about the effects of currents and riptides.
  • Andrew waded out to try to reach a gun-line, but was caught in a riptide which began to pull him under.
1.1 another term for rip current.

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