from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make or become worse.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make worse.
  • verb intransitive To become worse; to get worse.

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

  • verb grow worse
  • verb make worse


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