Definition of 'rot'
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Either it will be brought back swiftly or our society will rot away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now he is demanding the older heads in their squad step up and help stop the rot. The Sun (2017)Always remove trimmings before they rot and spread disease through the plant. The Sun (2016)He thought he might have a bit of cash to stop the rot. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I hope the people that did this rot in hell. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While our leaders strut the world stage handing out our money to countries that despise us, our citizens are rotting in their jails. The Sun (2016)I sincerely hope they are found, punished and then rot in hell. The Sun (2016)And then, about a year ago, the rot set in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A valuable point, rot stopped. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is no question that rot can set in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Other complaints include cracking walls and rotting door frames that let in rats and ants. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The rot set in soon after that. The Sun (2016)We want you to rot in hell. The Sun (2009)They will be small enough not to blow away and will gradually rot down. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet we need them to rot away rubbish and dead matter. The Allergy Handbook (1988)This means the wood is rotting and contains bacteria. The Sun (2013)Many people have rotted in this prison. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The man should be left to rot in jail. The Sun (2014)Blossom wilt is caused by the same fungus that causes brown rot on apple fruits. The Sun (2012)The whole thing stank of rotting fish. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The ship is full of rotting food and experts say that it could release a foul smell. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Will the rescue stop the rot in the eurozone? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thousands of tonnes of rotting rubbish form mountains on the streets in sweltering heat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Old houses may be unsafe because of treatment for timber and dry rot. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)You smell the rot of humanity as much as the humidity of the jungle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Always remove the trimmings or they may rot and spread disease to the whole plant. The Sun (2012)They could just leave us to rot. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You had grain rotting in some countries last year because governments banned exports. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is a lot of rot talked about whisky. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Wood releases as much carbon dioxide lying on the ground rotting as it does going up in smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some bodies were burned, others left rotting in the sun. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)The ships' timber structures had rotted away in the Mediterranean. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'rot'
British English: rot /rɒt/ VERB
When food, wood, or other substances rot, or when something rots them, they decay and fall apart.
Sugary drinks rot your teeth.
If we don't unload it soon, the grain will start rotting in the silos.
- American English: rot
- Arabic: يَتَعَفَّنُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: apodrecer
- Chinese: 腐烂
- Croatian: truliti
- Czech: hnít
- Danish: rådne
- Dutch: rotten
- European Spanish: pudrirse
- Finnish: mädäntyä
- French: pourrir
- German: verfaulen
- Greek: σαπίζω
- Italian: marcire
- Japanese: 腐る
- Korean: 썩다
- Norwegian: råtne
- Polish: zgnić
- European Portuguese: apodrecer
- Romanian: a se descompune
- Russian: гнить
- Spanish: pudrirse
- Swedish: ruttna
- Thai: เน่า
- Turkish: çürümek
- Ukrainian: псуватися
- Vietnamese: thối rữa
British English: rot NOUN
If there is rot in something, especially something that is made of wood, parts of it have decayed and fallen apart.
Investigations had revealed extensive rot in the beams under the ground floor.
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