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ebb


ebb

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1 to become worse or of less value

  • the fortunes of the town slowly ebbed as factory after textile factory closed
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go to pot, go to seed (or run to seed)

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Synonym Discussion of ebb

abate, subside, wane, ebb mean to die down in force or intensity. abate stresses the idea of progressive diminishing.
    • the storm abated
subside implies the ceasing of turbulence or agitation.
    • the protests subsided after a few days
wane suggests the fading or weakening of something good or impressive.
    • waning enthusiasm
ebb suggests the receding of something (such as the tide) that commonly comes and goes.
    • the ebbing of daylight


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