Definition of 'ebb'
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Today we report that this taboo may be ebbing away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You sit absolutely stock still, literally watching your life ebb away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your upper limit is likely to be your colleague's lowest ebb. Times, Sunday Times (2016)County thought they had done enough to win only their second game of the season as five minutes of injury time ebbed away. The Sun (2016)While deposits continue to disappoint, more such episodes are as inevitable as the ebb and flow of the tide. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As public opinion turns against them and junior doctors feel the effects of industrial action on their pay packet, support will surely ebb away. The Sun (2016)The delicious ebb and flow of the Ryder Cup format means parity can swiftly turn to disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These days, Egyptian tourism is at its lowest ebb. Smithsonian Mag (2017)I was at a low ebb and guess I needed some attention. The Sun (2016)The extreme grief of the past two years is ebbing and life sounds pretty good. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet as time passed he also noticed his energy was ebbing away. The Sun (2014)The ebb and flow is beautifully judged. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The tide has ebbed to find another shore. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Trust in the banks is at a low ebb. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But that is ebbing by the day. The Sun (2016)She cradled him in her arms as his life ebbed away. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The civilian death toll jumped and support ebbed away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The conversation ebbed and flowed over the ensuing few hours. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Politicians only sensed the anger once the economic tide began to ebb. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The win came at her lowest ebb. The Sun (2009)He could feel his life ebbing away. The Sun (2012)Public anger should ebb away once the threat of force to end the demonstration has been removed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Perhaps we caught it on the ebb tide. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Such companies tend to do relatively well when the economy is at its lowest ebb. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Time has no beginning and no ending for one in a position to feel its ebb and flow. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)This ebb of the tide continued from the middle of the preceding night until dark on the following night. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The romance was ebbing away fast. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As you do so, your uterus will relax and the pain should gradually ebb away. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)The day ebbed and flowed, as the game has. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When one 16-year-old fan first contacted me she was at a really low ebb in her life. The Sun (2010)Is my strength ebbing away? The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It does not merely reflect ebbing support for the war, anger over our political leaders, or uncertainty about our war aims. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'ebb'
British English: ebb VERB
When the tide or the sea ebbs, its level gradually falls.
When the tide ebbs it's a rock pool inhabited by crustaceans.
Definition of ebb from the Collins English Dictionary
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