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Definition 1: the outward flow of the tide - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for ebb in the sense of this definition

(ebb is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is part of ebb) the tide while water is flowing out

Definition 2: a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for ebb in the sense of this definition

(ebb is a kind of ...) change toward something smaller or lower

Definition 3: fall away or decline - [verb of change]

Samples where ebb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The patient's strength ebbed away

(ebb is a kind of ...) become faint or more distant

"the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"

Definition 4: hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb - [verb of competition]

(ebb is a kind of ...) surround so as to force to give up

"The Turks besieged Vienna"

Definition 5: flow back or recede - [verb of motion]

Samples where ebb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tides ebbed at noon

Synonyms for ebb in the sense of this definition

(ebb is a kind of ...) move back and away from

"The enemy fell back"

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