riptide

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riptide (plural riptides)

  1. A particularly strong tidal current which may e.g. carry a swimmer far offshore.
  2. A rip current.
    This beach suffers from a riptide that can easily sweep you out to sea.

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  • (strong flow of water away from the shore): rip current

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