ebb and flow

Definition of ebb and flow

  1. —used to describe something that changes in a regular and repeated way the ebb and flow of fashion the ebb and flow of human history

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the reflux of the tide toward the sea

    :  a point or condition of decline

  1. :  to recede from the flood

    :  to fall from a higher to a lower level or from a better to a worse state

  1. :  to issue or move in a stream

    :  circulate

    :  to move with a continual change of place among the constituent particles

  1. :  an act of flowing

    :  flood

    :  flood

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to cast off or become cast off

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