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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make or become worse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make worse.
  • v. To become worse; to get worse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To grow or become worse.
  • transitive v. To make worse; to deteriorate; to impair.
  • transitive v. To get the better of; to worst.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grow worse; deteriorate.
  • To make worse; cause to deteriorate.
  • To obtain advantage of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. grow worse
  • v. make worse

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