Tidal-wave meaning

The regularly occurring elevation of the ocean's surface water at high tide.
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An overwhelming manifestation; a flood.

A tidal wave of illicit drugs; an emotional tidal wave.

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A tsunami or a similar wave caused by strong winds and not actually related to the tides.
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Any great or widespread movement, expression of prevalent feeling, etc.
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Either of the two swells or crests of surface ocean water created by the gravitational effects of the Moon and Sun and circling the globe on opposite sides to create the daily periods of high and low tides.
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An unusual rise in the level of water along a seacoast, as from a storm or a combination of wind and tide.
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A tsunami.
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A large and sudden rise and fall in the tide.
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(proscribed) A large, sudden, and disastrous wave of water caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean; a tsunami. (.)
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(figuratively) A sudden and powerful surge.
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As the doors opened, a tidal wave of people flooded into the room.
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I was overcome by a tidal wave of emotions.
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(archaic) A crest of ocean water; a wave.
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(oceanography) A crest of ocean water resulting from tidal forces.
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