stem the tide (of something)

stem the tide (of something)
stem the tide (of something) phrase
to stop something from increasing or continuing

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Thesaurus: to limit or control something or someonesynonym
Main entry: tide

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  • stem the tide — If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don t succeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • stem the tide —    If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don t succeed.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you stem the tide (of events), you stop the development of something… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • stem the tide — to stop something bad which is happening a lot. We have to stem the tide of emigration if our economy is to recover. (often + of) Ohio State were losing 24 48 when Jackson stepped in to stem the tide …   New idioms dictionary

  • stem the tide — {v. phr.} To resist; hold back something of great pressure or strength. * /The way to stem the tide of juvenile delinquency is to strengthen education and to pass a stiff gun control law./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stem the tide — {v. phr.} To resist; hold back something of great pressure or strength. * /The way to stem the tide of juvenile delinquency is to strengthen education and to pass a stiff gun control law./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stem\ the\ tide — v. phr. To resist; hold back something of great pressure or strength. The way to stem the tide of juvenile delinquency is to strengthen education and to pass a stiff gun control law …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Stem the tide —   If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don t succeed …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • tide — tide1 [ taıd ] noun ** 1. ) count the way that the level of the ocean regularly rises and falls during the day. The tide comes in or rises, then it turns and goes out or falls, and then turns again. At its highest point the tide is in and it is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tide — 1 noun 1 (countable usually singular) the regular rising and lowering of the level of the sea: driftwood on the beach, brought in by the tide | the tide is in/out (=the sea is at a high or low level) see also: high tide, low tide 2 (C) a current… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tide — I UK [taɪd] / US noun Word forms tide : singular tide plural tides ** 1) [countable] the way that the level of the sea regularly rises and falls during the day. The tide comes in or rises, then it turns and goes out or falls, and then turns again …   English dictionary

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