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Definition of ebb verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ebb
    he / she / it ebbs
    past simple ebbed
    -ing form ebbing
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  1. 1[intransitive] (formal) (of the tide in the ocean) to move away from the land synonym go out opposite flow
  2. 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.
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