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Synonyms of ebb

Noun


1. ebb, ebbing, wane, decline, diminution

usage: a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

2. ebb, reflux, flow, flowing

usage: the outward flow of the tide

Verb


1. ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off, fall back

usage: flow back or recede; "the tides ebbed at noon"

2. ebb, besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent

usage: hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

3. ebb, recede

usage: fall away or decline; "The patient's strength ebbed away"

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