HyperDic: ebb

English > 5 senses of the word ebb:
NOUNprocessebb, ebbing, wanea gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
eventebb, refluxthe outward flow of the tide
VERBmotionebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb offflow back or recede
competitionebbhem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
changeebbfall away or decline
ebb > pronunciation
Soundseh'b
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English > ebb: 5 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningA gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).
Synonymsebbing, wane
Broaderdecline, diminutionchange toward something smaller or lower
Spanishmengua
Catalanminvament, minva
Verbsebbfall away or decline
English > ebb: 5 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe outward flow of the tide.
Synonymreflux
Part ofebbtideThe tide while water is flowing out
Broaderflow, flowingThe motion characteristic of fluids (liquids / liquids or gases)
Spanishmarea baja, reflujo
Catalanreflux
Verbsebbflow back or recede
English > ebb: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningFlow back or recede.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the tides ebbed at noon"
Synonymsebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off
Broaderfall backmove back and away from
Oppositetide, surgeRise or move forward
Spanishbajar
Nounsebbthe outward flow of the tide
English > ebb: 5 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaninghem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderbesiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumventSurround so as to force to give up
English > ebb: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningfall away or decline.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The patient's strength ebbed away"
BroaderrecedeBecome faint or more distant
Spanishdisminuir
Nounsebb, ebbinga gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

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