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
ADV. away He knew that his life was ebbing away.
VERB + EBB begin to Her strength began to ebb. | seem to