tide over
transitive verb Etymology: 2tide Date: 1821 to support or enable to survive temporarily <
money to tide us over until payday
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  • tide over — tide (someone) over to supply someone with something they need for a short period. We were lucky and got a small loan to tide us over until our customers began to pay us. They re seeking food aid to tide over the starving population until the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tide over — index continue (adjourn) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tide over — [v] help along aid, assist, bridge the gap*, keep head above water*, keep one going, see through; concept 110 Ant. hinder, hurt …   New thesaurus

  • tide over — verb suffice for a period between two points This money will keep us going for another year • Syn: ↑bridge over, ↑keep going • Hypernyms: ↑suffice, ↑do, ↑answer, ↑serve …   Useful english dictionary

  • tide over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tide over : present tense I/you/we/they tide over he/she/it tides over present participle tiding over past tense tided over past participle tided over tide someone over to help someone to get to the end of a… …   English dictionary

  • tide over — PHRASAL VERB If you do something for someone to tide them over, you help them through a period when they are having difficulties, especially by lending them money. [V n P] He wanted money to tide him over... [V P n (not pron)] The banks were… …   English dictionary

  • tide over —    If you tide someone over, you support them through a difficult period for a certain length of time.     With this weather it s impossible to get to the shops, but we have enough food to tide us over until next week …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tide over — {v.} To carry past a difficulty or danger; help in bad times or in trouble. * /He was out of work last winter but he had saved enough money to tide him over until spring./ * /An ice cream cone in the afternoon tided her over until supper./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tide over — {v.} To carry past a difficulty or danger; help in bad times or in trouble. * /He was out of work last winter but he had saved enough money to tide him over until spring./ * /An ice cream cone in the afternoon tided her over until supper./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tide\ over — v To carry past a difficulty or danger; help in bad times or in trouble. He was out of work last winter but he had saved enough money to tide him over until spring. An ice cream cone in the afternoon tided her over until supper. Compare: see… …   Словарь американских идиом

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