Synonyms for ebb

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : eb
Phonetic Transcription : ɛb

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Définition of ebb

Origin :
  • Old English ebba "ebb, low tide," perhaps from Proto-Germanic *abjon (cf. Old Frisian ebba, Old Saxon ebbiunga, Middle Dutch ebbe, Dutch eb, German Ebbe), from *ab-, from PIE root *apo- "off, away" (see apo-). Figurative sense of "decline, decay" is c.1400.
  • noun regression; decline
  • verb subside; decline
Example sentences :
  • He acquired a general knowledge of the ebb and flow of popular stocks.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And with those words his charity towards Spurling began to ebb.
  • Extract from : « Murder Point » by Coningsby Dawson
  • And again and again fell the word, like the ebb of a dying sea.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • On the ebb it'll snake you out into the breakers sure as I'm settin' here tellin' you.
  • Extract from : « The Woman-Haters » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was like the ebb of a broken wave to those who had heard the sea.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • He was in the slack water of the soul, when the ebb is spent, before the tide has begun to flow.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • In this wise they came at length to Greenwich on the last of the ebb.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The crystal jewels which flash fire, and govern the ebb and flow of the tide.
  • Extract from : « Japanese Fairy World » by William Elliot Griffis
  • Ebb and flow and flood-tide have become as difficult as Sanskrit synonyms for me.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Fishes » by Zane Grey
  • It is nigh flood, and we shall want all the ebb to take us round the Caskets.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for ebb

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