Science / Tides and Currents / Rip Current: A narrow intense current setting sea-ward through the surf zone. It removes the excess water brought to the zone by the small net mass transport of waves. It is fed by long shore currents. Rip currents usually occur at points, groins, jetties, etc., of irregular beaches, and at regular intervals along straight, uninterrupted beaches.
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Current Adjective Synonyms: contemporary, ongoing, present, contemporaneous, simultaneous, coeval
Current Noun Synonyms: course, progress, tendency, tenor, drift, trend, inclination, mainstream
Rip Verb Synonyms: tear (apart or asunder), rend, be torn or rent, split, cut (apart)
Rip Adjective Synonyms: tear, rent, split, gash, slash, rift, cleft, rupture
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