(tr) to help to get through (a period of difficulty, distress, etc): the money tided him over until he got a job
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How to use tide over in a sentence
“In spite of the twists and turns, I believe the United States will tide over the crisis and difficulties,” he said.
He ascends the pulpit and pours them as a purple tide over souls that are parched and perishing.The Young Priest's Keepsake | Michael Phelan
If only enough money might be earned to tide over the present evil day, all might be well.The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope
That is merely the expression of a weak gratitude towards the person who helps to tide over a dreary interval.A Rent In A Cloud | Charles James Lever
Fortunately we have managed to tide over that transitory state, and have produced the Japan of the present day.'A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
It was the first great trial which the new Government had to undergo, but it managed to tide over the difficulties.A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
Other Idioms and Phrases with tide over
Support through a difficult period, as in I asked my brother for $100 to tide me over until payday. This expression alludes to the way the tide carries something. [Early 1800s]
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