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English noun: crosscurrent

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

Synonymscountercurrent, rip, riptide, tide rip

Broader (hypernym)turbulence, turbulency

2. crosscurrent (act) actions counter to the main group activity

SamplesPolitical crosscurrents disrupted the conference.


Broader (hypernym)strife

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