verb (used without object)
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Origin of ebb
OTHER WORDS FROM ebbun·ebbed, adjectiveun·ebb·ing, adjective
Words nearby ebb
Example sentences from the Web for ebb
Many communities issued several rounds of various closure orders – corresponding to the ebbs and flows of their epidemics – in an attempt to keep the disease in check.
Ebb and flow, checks and balances, the center would hold, et cetera.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall|Matt Gallagher|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Analyzing the ebb and flow of the race, Howie said Weiland has positive momentum but Rounds is collapsing.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)|Ben Jacobs|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps this accounts for the ebb and flow of her popularity.The Fiction Writer Shirley Jackson Stars in Her Own Novel|Hugh Ryan|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Shrier noted that undergarment trends tend to “ebb and flow.”Kate Middleton’s “Bottomgate” Shows Why Women Still Need Slips|Keli Goff|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia are at a disturbingly low ebb.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War|Tim Teeman|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having passed all the dangers, the ebb-tide very soon carried us out of the river into Hanover Bay.
The ebb tide after noon was against us, and the wind being light, we were making no progress.
We cross over the bridges that span salty channels, oozy and redolent of ocean and sea-weed during the hours of ebb.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Russian opera was then at a low ebb, and he only went to hear his favourite work, A Life for the Tsar.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Every emotion, unless it be that of love, must have its ebb; and by nightfall the settlers were returning to their old caution.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
British Dictionary definitions for ebb
- the flowing back of the tide from high to low water or the period in which this takes place
- (as modifier)the ebb tide Compare flood (def. 3)
Word Origin for ebb
Idioms and Phrases with ebb
In addition to the idioms beginning with ebb
- ebb and flow
- at a low ebb