"tides" in the noun sense
the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea
"a rising tide of popular interest"
3. tide, lunar time period
there are usually two high and two low tides each day
"tides" in the verb sense
1. tide, surge
rise or move forward
cause to float with the tide
be carried with the tide
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