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Definition: Ebb and flow
, n. [AS. ebba; akin to Fries. ebba, D. eb, ebbe, Dan.
& G. ebbe, Sw. ebb, cf. Goth. ibuks backward; prob. akin to
1. The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the
tidal wave toward the sea; -- opposed to flood
; as, the
boats will go out on the ebb.
Thou shoreless flood which in thy ebb and flow
Claspest the limits of morality! --Shelley.
2. The state or time of passing away; a falling from a better
to a worse state; low state or condition; decline; decay.
“Our ebb of life.”
Painting was then at its lowest ebb. --Dryden.
Ebb and flow
, the alternate ebb and flood of the tide;
often used figuratively.
This alternation between unhealthy activity and
depression, this ebb and flow of the industrial.