Definition of Tide over

1. Verb. Suffice for a period between two points. "This money will keep us going for another year"

Exact synonyms: Bridge Over, Keep Going
Generic synonyms: Answer, Do, Serve, Suffice

Definition of Tide over

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To support or sustain someone, especially financially, for a limited period. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tide Over

tide day
tide dial
tide gate
tide gates
tide gauge
tide lock
tide locks
tide mill
tide over (current term)
tide rip
tide rips
tide table
tide waiter
tide wheel

Literary usage of Tide over

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Tlie saw, then, meant originally, "Time and season or opportunity wait for no man." To tide over a misfortune or an evil day is to get over it For the time ..."

2. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"foaming in full tide over a precipice, than miserably struggling to an end in sandy deltas. That, he explains, is the true meaning of the saying about those ..."

3. Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Georgina Hogarth (1891)
"being still in abeyance with Wallack, I have a strong suspicion that he wants to tide over to the ayth, and get a Telegram from London about the first night ..."

4. World-life; Or, Comparative Geology by Alexander Winchell (1888)
"... depth of envelope at high tide over yielding nucleus=:a<-«<. cr, depth of envelope at low tide over nucleus supposed rigid. c<7, depth of envelope at ..."

5. Auditing: A Practical Manual for Auditors by Lawrence Robert Dicksee (1907)
"Mr. Balfour had absolute power over most of these companies, and he was so thoroughly alarmed that I quite believed that if we could only tide over that ..."

6. A Text book of alkaloidal practice by William Francis Waugh, Wallace C. Abbott (1907)
"The inhalation of oxygen may tide over a case. Injections of normal salt solution may be of value. An emetic may be required occasionally to free the lungs ..."

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