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Verb: ebb  eb
  1. Flow back or recede
    "the tides ebbed at noon";
    - ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off
     
  2. Hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
     
  3. Fall away or decline
    "The patient's strength ebbed away"
Noun: ebb  eb
  1. A gradual decline (in size, strength, power or number)
    - ebbing, wane
     
  2. The outward flow of the tide
    - reflux

Derived forms: ebbed, ebbs, ebbing

Type of: beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, decline, diminution, fall back, flow, flowing, hem in, recede, siege, surround

Antonym: tide

Part of: ebbtide

Encyclopedia: Ebb