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English definition of “ebb”

ebb

verb [I] uk   /eb/ us  

ebb verb [I] (WATER)

When the sea or tide ebbs, it moves away from the coast and falls to a lower level.

ebb verb [I] (FEELING)

If a physical or emotional feeling ebbs, it becomes less strong or disappears: He could feel his strength ebbing (away).

ebb

noun uk   /eb/ us  
the ebb the tide when it is moving away from the coast: We'll sail on the ebb.
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