English version

flood tide

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature
flood tideˈflood tide noun [countable]  DNthe flow of the sea in towards the landebb tide
Examples from the Corpus
flood tideA bridge had been carried away in Castle Street, so likely there had been a flood tide at the time.It was there the journey became even more hazardous and disjointed as they encountered a flood tide of humanity streaming towards them.The same flood tide that had brought such a good harvest of tiles heaped a mass of driftwood on to the Reach.Around them, other craft were also taking advantage of the flood tide to enter harbour.Trent heard the scratching of branches against the bridge-deck as the wind drove Golden Girl inland on the flood tide.In North Yorkshire, there was only one rogue wave in the county's traditional flood tide of Conservative support.
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