flood tide

Definitions of flood tide
  1. noun
    the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
    synonyms: flood, rising tide
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    the tide while water is flowing out
    type of:
    the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
  2. noun
    the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
    “in the flood tide of his success”
    synonyms: climax
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    type of:
    juncture, occasion
    an event that occurs at a critical time
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