Search Result for "ebbed": pronunciation

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ebb \Ebb\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ebbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Ebbing.] [AS. ebbian; akin to D. & G. ebben, Dan. ebbe. See 2d Ebb.] 1. To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the ocean; -- opposed to flow. [1913 Webster] That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to decline; to decay; to recede. [1913 Webster] The hours of life ebb fast. --Blackmore. Syn: To recede; retire; withdraw; decay; decrease; wane; sink; lower. [1913 Webster]




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