- 1 [intransitive] (formal) (of the tide in the ocean) to move away from the land synonym go out opposite flow
- 2[intransitive] ebb (away) to become gradually weaker or less synonym decrease The pain was ebbing. As night fell, our enthusiasm began to ebb away.
NAmE//ɛb//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ebb
he / she / it ebbs
past simple ebbed
-ing form ebbing