Riptide meaning

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The definition of a riptide is a strong current pulling towards the sea.

An example of a riptide is the pull of the water that can make a man fall while wading in the sea.

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A current opposing other currents, producing violently disturbed water; esp., the strong, narrow flow of seawater that rushes seaward after incoming waves pile up on the shore.
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A particularly strong tidal current which may e.g. carry a swimmer far offshore.
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A rip current.

This beach suffers from a riptide that can easily sweep you out to sea.

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