Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Major Soft Spot
the alternate rising and falling of the sea, usually twice in each lunar day at a particular place, due to the attraction of the moon and sun : the changing patterns of the tides | they were driven on by wind and tide.
• the water as affected by this : the rising tide covered the wharf.
• figurative a powerful surge of feeling or trend of events : he drifted into sleep on a tide of euphoria | we must reverse the growing tide of racism sweeping the country