Ebb - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the outward flow of the tide (syn: reflux)
- hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
- fall away or decline
Morale seems to have reached its lowest ebb.
...a surprising ebb in the quality of workmanship in goods coming from that country...
waiting for the tide to ebb
...the fortunes of the town slowly ebbed as factory after textile factory closed...
Linda's enthusiasm began to ebb away.
The patient's strength ebbed away
present participle: ebbing
past tense: ebbed
past participle: ebbed