"ebbs" in the noun sense
1. ebb, ebbing, wane
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
2. ebb, reflux
the outward flow of the tide
"ebbs" in the verb sense
1. ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off
flow back or recede
"the tides ebbed at noon"
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
"The patient's strength ebbed away"
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