stem the tide


: to stop something from continuing and increasing
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We have to do something to stem the tide of violence.

Examples of stem the tide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Observing a surge in Asian hate crimes and misunderstandings, Diana Weiping Ding took action to bring communities together to stem the tide. Mylene Stolpe, The Mercury News, 7 May 2024 The attempts by college presidents to stem the tide of antisemitism on their campuses -- particularly with the rise of virulent and sometimes violent actions after the October 7, 2023, Hamas terror invasion into Israel -- appear slapdash at best, complicit at worst. Bonnie Glick, National Review, 19 Apr. 2024 Developers who’ve spoken out in support of Sweet Baby are faced with similar treatment, with several making their accounts private in an attempt to stem the tide of abuse. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 18 Mar. 2024 Amazon has sought to stem the tide by limiting self-publishers to three books per day. Will Oremus, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2024 New York City itself has tried to stem the tide by going after landlords, but Mayor Eric Adams has been imploring Albany to grant the city more power to respond. Cedar Attanasio, Fortune, 29 Feb. 2024 Voters were about evenly split on whether passing more restrictive asylum laws would stem the tide of asylum seekers coming to the U.S. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Jan. 2024 In their holistic approach, TRCs illustrate the immense care and cooperation needed to stem the tide of violence. Allen Arthur, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Mar. 2024 For the first time in history, new drugs could prove to be the game changer to stem the tide of people living with obesity, an epidemic which has grown exponentially since the 1970s, costing $173 billion per year in medical costs in the United States alone. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Mar. 2024

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“Stem the tide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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