Translation: from spanish

at its lowest ebb

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  • Ebb — Ebb, n. [AS. ebba; akin to Fries. ebba, D. eb, ebbe, Dan. & G. ebbe, Sw. ebb, cf. Goth. ibuks backward; prob. akin to E. even.] 1. The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the tidal wave toward the sea; opposed to {flood}; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ebb and flow — Ebb Ebb, n. [AS. ebba; akin to Fries. ebba, D. eb, ebbe, Dan. & G. ebbe, Sw. ebb, cf. Goth. ibuks backward; prob. akin to E. even.] 1. The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the tidal wave toward the sea; opposed to {flood}; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ebb — [[t]e̱b[/t]] ebbs, ebbing, ebbed 1) VERB When the tide or the sea ebbs, its level gradually falls. As the tide ebbs, an ominous swell begins to run in. 2) N COUNT: usu the N The ebb or the ebb tide is one of the regular periods, usually two per… …   English dictionary

  • ebb — I UK [eb] / US noun [singular] 1) ebb or ebb tide the process in which the sea level on a coast becomes lower 2) a period when something gradually becomes smaller or less an apparent ebb in the fighting • be at/reach (a) low ebb to be in a very… …   English dictionary

  • ebb — ebb1 [ eb ] noun singular 1. ) ebb or ebb tide the process in which the ocean level on a coast becomes lower 2. ) a period when something gradually becomes smaller or less: an apparent ebb in the fighting be at/reach (a) low ebb to be in a very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ebb — 1 noun 1 (singular) also ebb tide the flow of the sea away from the shore, when the tide 1 (1) goes out opposite flood tide 2 be at a low ebb to be in a bad state or condition: By March 1933, the economy was at its lowest ebb. 3 ebb and flow a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lowest — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at a low ebb — at (a) low ebb below the usual condition or standard. The divorce comes at a time when Jackson s career is at a low ebb. Support for the arts has reached its lowest ebb and we hope it won t go any lower. Related vocabulary: up to par …   New idioms dictionary

  • at low ebb — at (a) low ebb below the usual condition or standard. The divorce comes at a time when Jackson s career is at a low ebb. Support for the arts has reached its lowest ebb and we hope it won t go any lower. Related vocabulary: up to par …   New idioms dictionary

  • be at (a) low ebb — be at/reach/(a) low ebb phrase to be in a very small, weak, or unsuccessful state My confidence was at its lowest ebb. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: ebb …   Useful english dictionary

  • reach (a) low ebb — be at/reach/(a) low ebb phrase to be in a very small, weak, or unsuccessful state My confidence was at its lowest ebb. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: ebb …   Useful english dictionary


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