tidal wave

tidal wave
1. 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

Hypernyms: ↑manifestation
2. an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
3. a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
Hypernyms: ↑wave, ↑moving ridge

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