tidal wave

Definitions of tidal wave
  1. noun
    an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
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    type of:
    calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy
    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    moving ridge, wave
    one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  2. noun
    a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
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    type of:
    moving ridge, wave
    one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  3. noun
    an overwhelming manifestation of some emotion or phenomenon
    “a tidal wave of nausea”
    “the flood of letters hit him with the force of a tidal wave
    “a tidal wave of crime”
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    type of:
    manifestation
    a clear appearance
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