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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


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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