Definition of riptide
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From his wooden perch overlooking the shoreline, Gerry Lambert stood up and eyed three teenagers caught in a rough ocean’s sudden riptide.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- Strangers on a Florida beach formed an 80-person human chain to rescue nine members of family who had been caught in a riptide and pulled too far from shore.
Six members of a single family -- four adults and two young boys -- and four other swimmers had been swept away by a powerful and deceptive riptide churning below the water's surface.
At the coast, heed riptide and sneaker wave warnings and learn to free yourself from them.
Nevertheless, many African civil society organizations and a number of governments on the continent have stood up for the ICC and may have stanched this riptide.
Harris blamed strong riptides present throughout the weekend for the accident.
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.
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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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