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ebb /eb/
  • danh từ
    • triều xuống ((cũng) ebb-tide)
      • ebb and flow: nước triều xuống và nước triều lên
    • thời kỳ tàn tạ, thời kỳ suy sụp
    • to be at an ebb; to be at a low ebb
      • ở trong tình hình khó khăn
    • ở trong tình trạng sút kém, đang trong thời kỳ suy sụp
    • nội động từ
      • rút, xuống (triều)
      • tàn tạ, suy sụp
    Concise Dictionary
    ebbs|ebbed|ebbingeb
    noun
    +a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
    +the outward flow of the tide
    verb
    +flow back or recede
    +hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
    +fall away or decline

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    v.
    1 recede, flow back, subside, go out, go down; fall back or away, retreat, retrocede, retire:
    The tide ebbed, leaving the boat stranded.
    2 decline, flag, decay, wane, diminish, decrease, drop, slacken, fade (away), drain (away), dwindle, peter out, waste (away), deteriorate:
    His enthusiasm for exercise is beginning to ebb.
    n.
    3 low tide, low water, ebb tide, low point:
    The rocks appear when the sea is at its ebb.
    4 decline, decay, decrease, diminution, wane, drop, slackening (off), dwindling, lessening, deterioration, degeneration:
    She was no longer willing to contend with the ebb and flow of his temper.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun (the ebb) [usually sing.] the period of time when the sea flows away from the land: the ebb tide
    Idioms: the ebb and flow (of sth/sb) the repeated, often regular, movement from one state to another; the repeated change in level, numbers or amount: the ebb and flow of the tides / seasons + the ebb and flow of money + She sat in silence enjoying the ebb and flow of conversation. + He had known her long enough to recognize the ebb and flow of her moods.
    more at LOW adj.
    + verb [V]
    1 (formal) (of the TIDE in the sea) to move away from the land
    Synonym: GO OUT
    Antonym: FLOW
    2 ~ (away) to become gradually weaker or less
    Synonym: DECREASE
    The pain was ebbing. + As night fell, our enthusiasm began to ebb away.
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    ADJ.

    strong

    EBB + NOUN

    tide
    They left the harbour on the ebb tide.

    PREP.

    against an/the ~
    It was difficult sailing upstream against a strong ebb.
    | on an/the ~
    By this time, the tide was on the ebb. We floated away from the beach on the ebb.
    | with an/the ~
    They went out to sea with the ebb.

    PHRASES

    the ebb and flow of the tide



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