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English noun: ebb

1. ebb (process) a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)


Synonymsebbing, wane


Broader (hypernym)decline, diminution

2. ebb (event) the outward flow of the tide


Synonymsreflux


Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing


Part meronymebbtide


English verb: ebb

1. ebb (motion) flow back or recede


SamplesThe tides ebbed at noon.


Synonymsebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)fall back


Antonymstide, surge

2. ebb (competition) hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, hem in, surround

3. ebb (change) fall away or decline


SamplesThe patient's strength ebbed away.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)recede









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