[ UK /ˈɛb/ ]
[ US /ˈɛb/ ]
NOUN
  1. the outward flow of the tide
  2. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
VERB
  1. fall away or decline
    The patient's strength ebbed away
  2. flow back or recede
    the tides ebbed at noon
  3. hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
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How To Use ebb In A Sentence

  • Moreover, Mr Webb's point about what he calls disinterested management -- that is to say, the management of banks by officers whose remuneration bears no relation to the profit made on each piece of business transacted -- is one of the matters in which English banking seems likely at least to be modified. War-Time Financial Problems
  • In the early hours of New Year's Day, she said, Webb visited her home and smashed windows in her front door.
  • He would never have gone to the Union while his wife was alive: she said it was "plebby. The Key to Rebecca
  • If you are a Nature subscriber, or willing to pay the weregild, my short story "Annie Webber" is live there today. Anonymous moves into the real world, calling for flash-crowd style protests on February 10th.
  • This nifty little thriller opens with the arresting image of a nebbishy accountant being dangled over the side of a bridge.
  • The ebbing of his hope drained his faith.
  • Webb had shoulder surgery in August, a so-called "debridement" procedure that amounted to a clean-up of his rotator cuff and labrum. azcentral.com | news
  • The high tide of adaptationism floated a motley navy, but it may now be on the ebb. Adaptationism
  • But this is not to suggest that Hebb's influence was just his postulates related to synaptic change.
  • (Variety's Dennis Harvey called Mr. Friedman's onscreen persona "nebbishy"; The Boston Globe's Wesley Morris was a little nicer, saying, "The movie is the product of his big, shiny love of forgotten soul legends whom superstardom ... has eluded.") Did Pirated 'Wolverine' Review Get Fox 411's Roger Friedman Fired? [Update]
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