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  1. wither

    • IPA[ˈwɪðə]

    英式

    • v.
      (of a plant) become dry and shrivelled;(of a part of the body) become shrunken or wrinkled from age or disease
    • verb: wither, 3rd person present: withers, gerund or present participle: withering, past tense: withered, past participle: withered

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    • v.
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    • 1. (of a plant) become dry and shrivelled:

      the grass had withered to an unappealing brown

    • 2. (of a part of the body) become shrunken or wrinkled from age or disease:

      the flesh had withered away

    • 3. fall into decay or decline:

      it is not true that old myths either die or wither away

    • 4. cause to decline or deteriorate; weaken:

      a business that can wither the hardiest ego

    • 5. (of the state in Marxist theory) cease to exist because no longer necessary after the dictatorship of the proletariat has implemented the necessary changes in society:

      the state in socialist societies has failed to wither away

    • 6. humiliate (someone) with a scornful look or manner:

      she withered him with a glance

    • adj. (of a plant) dry and shriveled:

    • withered leaves

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    • adj. (of a plant) dry and shrivelled:

    • withered leaves

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    • plural the highest part of a horse's back, lying at the base of the neck above the shoulders. The height of a horse is measured to the withers.

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    • plural the highest part of a horse's back, lying at the base of the neck above the shoulders. The height of a horse is measured to the withers.

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    • ph. fail to be implemented or dealt with because of inaction

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    • ph. fail to be implemented or dealt with because of neglect or inaction

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    • IPA[ˈwiT͟Hər]

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    • v.
      (of a plant) become dry and shriveled:
    • the grass had withered to an unappealing brown

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