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English noun: riptide

1. riptide (event) a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

Synonymscountercurrent, crosscurrent, rip, tide rip

Broader (hypernym)turbulence, turbulency

2. riptide (event) a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore

Synonymsrip current

Broader (hypernym)current, stream

Part meronymtide

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