flood tide

noun

Definition of flood tide

  1. 1 :  a rising tide

  2. 2a :  an overwhelming quantityb :  a high point :  peak

Examples of flood tide in a Sentence

  1. the flood tide of bad manners that seems to be inundating contemporary society

First Known Use of flood tide

1719


FLOOD TIDE Defined for English Language Learners

flood tide

noun

Definition of flood tide for English Language Learners

  • : a rising tide

  • : a very large amount of something



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