ebb and flow

Definition of ebb and flow

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

ebb play
  1. : the reflux of the tide toward the sea

  2. : a point or condition of decline

  1. : to recede from the flood

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

flow play
  1. : to issue or move in a stream

  2. : circulate

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

  1. : an act of flowing

  2. : flood

  3. : flood


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