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ebb definition

  • noun:
    • Ebb tide.
    • a time period of decrease or diminution: "Insistence upon rules of conduct scars the ebb of religious fervor” ( Alfred North Whitehead).
    • The receding activity of this tide.
    • A gradual decline
    • reasonable state, condition of depression
    • The European bunting
    • The European bunting.
    • The reflux or moving straight back of tide; the return of tidal wave toward the ocean; -- opposed to flooding.
    • hawaii or time of loss of life; a falling from a far better to a worse state; reasonable state or problem; decrease; decay.
    • The reflux or dropping associated with the wave; the return of tide-water toward the sea: opposed to flood or circulation. See wave.
    • A flowing backwards or away; drop; decay; a gradual falling-off or diminution: as, the ebb of success; criminal activity is in the ebb.
    • A name associated with the common bunting, Emberiza miliaria. Montagu.
    • the outward-flow of wave
    • a gradual drop (in proportions or strength or energy or quantity)
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to-fall right back from the flooding stage.
    • to-fall away or right back; decrease or recede. See Synonyms at recede1.
    • To move right back; to go back, given that water of a tide toward the sea; -- against move.
    • to come back or fall right back from a far better to a worse condition; to drop; to decay; to recede.
  • verb:
    • to flow back or recede
    • to-fall away or decrease
    • to fish with stakes and nets that offer to avoid the fish from getting back to the ocean utilizing the ebb
    • flow right back or recede
    • fall away or decrease
    • hem in seafood with stakes and nets to be able to prevent all of them from heading back in to the water with all the ebb
  • adjective:
    • low, superficial
    • Receding; going out; dropping; shallow; reasonable.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause to move back.
  • others:
    • maybe not deep; shallow.
    • To move straight back; return, as the water of a tide, toward the ocean; subside: against flow: because, the wave ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours. See wave.
    • to come back or recede; fall away; decline.
    • Synonyms To recede, retire, reduce, sink, lower, wane, fall away.
    • To cause to subside.
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