the tide turns

Definition of the tide turns

  1. —used to say that someone's luck is changed The team was on a losing streak, but then the tide turned and they went on to win the championship.

Word by Word Definitions

tideplay
  1. :  the alternate rising and falling of the surface of the ocean and of water bodies (such as gulfs and bays) connected with the ocean that occurs usually twice a day and is the result of differing gravitational forces exerted at different parts of the earth by another body (such as the moon or sun)

    :  a less marked rising and falling of an inland body of water

    :  a periodic movement in the earth's crust caused by the same forces that produce ocean tides

  1. :  to flow as or in a tide :  surge

    :  to cause to float with or as if with the tide

  1. :  betide, befall

turnplay turns
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as


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