verb (used without object)
Origin of ebb
Related formsun·ebbed, adjectiveun·ebb·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for ebbed
This notion of American opportunity has ebbed and flowed, but generally gained ground well into the 1960s and 1970s.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fate of many anti-poverty programs has ebbed and flowed ever since.
The crowds who showed up long after the excitement had ebbed were not driven there by ideology.
The wave of enthusiasm that swept Barack Obama into office in 2008 has ebbed.
Over the years, with every attack, the public mood has ebbed from outrage to a feeling of resignation and helplessness.
For a moment the bosom heaved wildly, then the colour came slowly back, and ebbed again.Dead Man's Rock|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The records of the Bodleian substantiate the low point to which the intellectual life of the university had ebbed.
The blood was flowing from a deep cut on his forehead; he was unconscious; the color had ebbed from his very lips.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
They sat on till all the light had ebbed from the sky and the moon had come into her own.Far to Seek|Maud Diver
The tide of life has ebbed from New England hilltops since the beginning.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 10)|Archer Butler Hulbert
British Dictionary definitions for ebbed
- 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 ebbed
In addition to the idioms beginning with ebb
- ebb and flow
- at a low ebb