tide over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tide over suffice for a period between two points "This money will keep us going for another year"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tide over to surmount difficulties, for the time at least, by favourable accidents or by skill
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Quotations

  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “When the tide of misfortune moves over you, even jelly will break your teeth”
  • Bill Hoest
    Bill Hoest
    “I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tíd; Dut. tijd, Ger. zeit.

Usage

In literature:

Back and forth over a large part of it had perpetually ebbed and flowed the tide of battle.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
The telegraph wires had long ago spread the glad tidings over the length and breadth of the land.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
The pink glow swept in a tide of delicate color over the snow and transmuted it to millions of sparkling diamonds.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Cheerfulness and an encouraging word will tide over a trying moment when the reverse might prove disastrous.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
Rossi remembered his own mother, and a great tide of simple human tenderness swept over him.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
And he wandered over the whole island, seeking tidings of the black maiden, and he could meet with none.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 1 (of 3)"
Gettysburg was over, and the tide of invasion from the South was rolled back never to return.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
Captain Joe, foreseeing a heavy gale, together with a tide higher than usual, had driven over to the dike to make his little craft more secure.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Over Years and Tides.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
This medicine tided him over five days.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
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In poetry:

And over and over Carrowmore
'T will be ever thus, meseems,--
Like the winnow of wings o'er Carrowmore
The surge of the tide of dreams!
"Carrowmore" by Clinton Scollard
Over the blue sea sailed the bride
In her love's own sailing ship,
And the witch she saw them across the tide
As it rose to her lying lip.
"The Dead Hand" by George MacDonald
"Winter is over and the spring is coming!"
Sweet are thy tidings, little page in black--
"Winter is over and the spring is coming--
The spring is coming back!"
"The Crow" by Virna Sheard
Tide be runnin' the great world over:
'Twas only last June month I mind that we
Was thinkin' the toss and the call in the breast of the lover
So everlastin' as the sea.
"Sea Love" by Charlotte Mary Mew
Weep not, oh, weep not, 't is over, 't is over;
Stir the dark weeds with the turn of the tide;
Go, thou hast sent me forth, ever a rover,
Rest and the sweet realm of heaven denied.
"The Murdered Lover" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I follow her, I follow her
By haunted pools with dreams astir,
And over blue unwearied tides
Of shadow-waves, where sleep
Old loves; old hates, whose doom derides
Vows we forget to keep.
"Niamh" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

So now those adorable little crack pushers have something to tide you over.
And more new movies to tide you over 'till the return of a certain web-slinger.
The Crimson Tide easily dispatched its fourth straight opponent this season with a 40-7 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
He chose Northwestern over Alabama Crimson Tide, which he had previously committed to.
USC stays hot with sweep over Crimson Tide.
Bama in control of its fate: Big win over LSU has Crimson Tide aiming for BCS title.
"Mega Python vs Gatoroid" should tide you over.
"I have some students who help me pack the backpacks " for Friday delivery to tide students over the weekend, he said.
'King tides' reign over Bay Area shores.
If you're like me and can't wait for The Departed 's new release Adventus to get here, maybe the video for their new single "Worth the Fight" will tide you over.
Alabama fans cheer as the Crimson Tide winds down in a 49-0 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Chucks wrapped up an undefeated 8-0 season with a 33-14 win over the Golden Tide in Punxsutawney.
Alabama's 220-pound running back, Eddie Lacy , scored two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Tide's win over Georgia.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper and running back Eddie Lacy both suffered ankle injuries in the Crimson Tide's win over LSU last week, but both warmed up with their teammates before Saturday's game.
Chris Low talks to Alabama safety Robert Lester following the Crimson Tide's 38-7 win over Mississippi State.
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In science:

The current small values of a were only reached gradually due to tides over the lifetimes of the planets, i.e., the earlier gas disk migration did not bring all planets to their current orbits.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
By tracking changes in a due to tides raised on the planet throughout the process of tidal circularization, we can estimate the tidal heating rate over the whole lifetime of the planet (Peale et al. (1979)).
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
After the formation of the close-in exoplanets, tides raised on the host star and on the planet acted over Gyrs to reduce orbital eccentricities and semi-ma jor axes of the close-in exoplanets.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
As expected, the farther a planet the weaker the stellar tide. A Jupiter at a > 0.05 AU around a 8 Myr star of mass 0.1M(cid:12) does not experience any noticeable semimajor axis evolution over 10 Gyr.
Effect of the stellar spin history on the tidal evolution of close-in planets
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