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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To drop or flow back, as in the flow of water away from the shore and toward the sea as the tides change. Also: to become weaker.

Usage examples (36)
  • Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living.
  • "It is vat you call ebb," said the French captain.
  • You can see the long term ebb and flow of cycle allocation over time.
  • "What made you try the South Channel in ebb tide and an inshore wind?" for more
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