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noun tide pronunciation in American English /taɪd/
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pluraltides
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  1. 1
    [countable] the way that the level of the ocean regularly rises and falls during the day. The tide comes in or rises, then it turns and goes out or falls, and then turns again. At its highest point the tide is in and it is high tide, and at its lowest point the tide is out and it is low tide.
  2. 2
    [singular] a tendency of people to think or feel in a particular way
    the tide of opinion/sentiment:

    The tide of public opinion is moving towards tighter planning controls.

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