Definition of riptide
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The waves along the lake don't ebb and flow in the same way ocean waves do, and the uneven sandbars along Lake Michigan beaches worsen riptides.
By noon, the clouds had cleared giving way to plenty of sunshine and rising heat, too, forcing many beachgoers into the rough waves of the Gulf of Mexico, despite red flags warning swimmers of dangerous riptides.
Aren't lifeguards not supposed to let people swim in riptides in the first place?
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First Known Use of riptide
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Definition of riptide for English Language Learners
: a strong usually narrow current of water that flows away from a shore
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