Definition of 'fester'
Example sentences containing 'fester'
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This is going to be a festering sore for the man who promised to drain the Washington swamp. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Anger is already festering there. The Sun (2016)But ignoring them risks allowing the sore to fester. The Sun (2014)These are issues which have been festering away for a long time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly. Christianity Today (2000)It has been left festering far too long. The Sun (2011)It cannot fester and become a cancer. The Sun (2013)We are best friends but this problem has been festering for ages. The Sun (2009)It will fester and grow until one day it erupts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was clearly festering away with him. The Sun (2010)But it has left many festering problems. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)And that allows social problems to fester and grow unseen. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was festering like a sore. The Sun (2015)She won't let arguments go on and fester. The Sun (2014)If we sit with a resentment against another person, it is liable to grow and fester. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Like a festering sore, it turned nasty last week. Times, Sunday Times (2011)HOW has the monstrous scandal of unpaid fines been allowed to fester this long? The Sun (2011)There's a guilty secret that has been festering away in the depths of my soul for the past few months. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The wound continued to fester. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)This festering sore is at last receiving treatment with a costly refit that should make the hitherto ghastly 1960s stand almost unrecognisable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This week's veg box has arrived but half of last week's is still festering in the veg drawer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If there are still minor domestic problems to face and sort out, don't leave them to fester any longer. The Sun (2015)Don't feel you have to bury how you feel or it will fester away, but do both get help. The Sun (2012)He set his teeth with the pain as they pulled him up: there was a wound festering high up on his right arm, on the inner side. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)
Trends of 'fester'
Used Occasionally. fester is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'fester'
British English: fester VERB
If you say that a situation, problem, or feeling is festering, you disapprove of the fact that it is being allowed to grow more unpleasant or full of anger, because it is not being properly recognized or dealt with.
Resentments are starting to fester.
Definition of fester from the Collins English Dictionary
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