Definition of flood tide in English:

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flood tide


1An incoming tide.
Example sentences
  • During a flood tide, turbulent overfalls with strong up-and-down currents form at the north end.
  • They are likely to feed right throughout the flood tide and probably for an hour on the ebb, then disappear.
  • The jacks are quiet at Brunswick but bream and whiting are in healthy sizes throughout on a flood tide.
1.1An overwhelming quantity or amount of people or things: the trickle of tourists has become a flood tide
More example sentences
  • The Justice Department says it's overwhelmed by what it calls a flood tide of immigration cases.
  • Pacificism grew during the 1920s, reaching a flood tide in the twelve years after the war.
  • If this is to happen, it will pose fundamental questions about journalism and its diminishing ability to keep its head above the flood tide of propaganda when war begins.

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