Definitions

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  • noun A strong flow of water away from the shore of the ocean.

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  • noun a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
  • noun a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore

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Examples

  • A riptide occurs when water at high tide gets pooled behind reefs or sand bars so when the sea goes out again, the trapped water has to find a channel through which to escape the pool.

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  • Tallahassee man recalls riptide experience from Memorial Day 2008

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  • Tallahassee man recalls riptide experience from Memorial Day 2008

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  • National Guard members saying good-bye to loved ones ahead of Iraq deployment Tallahassee man recalls riptide experience from Memorial Day 2008

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  • The mother of a Saugus High Student whose gym locker was painted with a swastika and a homophobic slur on Wednesday is angry and ready to do something to stop the "riptide" of discrimination that has existed in the community for years.

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  • Nicole Suriel of the Columbia Secondary School drowned off the beach of Long Beach, Long Island, while caught up in a riptide.

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  • Nicole Suriel of the Columbia Secondary School drowned off the beach of Long Beach, Long Island, while caught up in a riptide.

    Peter Zucker: Nicole Suriel Should not be Forgotten

  • Nicole Suriel of the Columbia Secondary School drowned off the beach of Long Beach, Long Island, while caught up in a riptide.

    Peter Zucker: Nicole Suriel Should not be Forgotten

  • A vicious swathe of mage energy catching even Cat in its riptide.

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  • Nicole Suriel of the Columbia Secondary School drowned off the beach of Long Beach, Long Island, while caught up in a riptide.

    Peter Zucker: Nicole Suriel Should not be Forgotten

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