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Noun: ebb  eb
  1. A gradual decline (in size, strength, power or number)
    - ebbing, wane
  2. The outward flow of the tide
    - reflux
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"

Derived forms: ebbs, ebbing, ebbed

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

Part of: ebbtide

Encyclopedia: Ebb