flood tide

noun

1
: a rising tide
2
a
: an overwhelming quantity
b
: a high point : peak

Examples of flood tide in a Sentence

the flood tide of criticism that the company received
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Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flood tide was in 1719

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Cite this Entry

“Flood tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flood%20tide. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

flood tide

noun
1
: a rising tide
2
a
: an overwhelming quantity
a flood tide of criticism
b
: a high point : peak

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