rise and fall

noun

Definition of rise and fall

: the vertical up and down movement of the tide resulting from but not necessarily coincident with its flow and ebb

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“Rise and fall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rise%20and%20fall. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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