|1.||[ verb ] flow back or recede|
|Synonyms:||ebb_down ebb_off ebb_out ebb_away|
"the tides ebbed at noon"
|Related terms:||tide recede|
|2.||[ noun ] a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)|
|Related terms:||decline decline|
|3.||[ adjective ] outgoing|
"ebb tide" "low tide"
|Related terms:||flood receding|
|4.||[ verb ] fall away or decline|
"The patient's strength ebbed away"
|5.||[ verb ] (military) hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb|
|6.||[ noun ] the outward flow of the tide|
|Related terms:||flow ebbtide|