ebb - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] mainly literary 

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/eb/
present tense
I/you/we/theyebb
he/she/itebbs
present participleebbing
past tenseebbed
past participleebbed
  1. 1
    if the tide ebbs, the sea’s level on a coast gradually becomes lower. A more usual word is go out.
  2. 2

    ebb

    or

    ebb away

    to gradually become smaller or less
  3. 3

    ebb

    or

    ebb away

    if someone’s life is ebbing or ebbing away, they are slowly dying