Definition of 'wither'
Example sentences containing 'wither'
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This would drive up quality, with poor schools withering away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I quite like the idea of looking withered and weird with an overly long fringe and too much eyeliner on. The Sun (2016)You know from your marriage that being together years beforehand isn't a foolproof remedy and sometimes a relationship can wither away. The Sun (2016)A spokesman for the Indian government offered a withering assessment of the call. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The body with the withered foot lay dead in a pool of blood on the street. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Old flower stems can produce new blooms if you cut off all the withered flowers. The Sun (2012)You should have seen the withering look he shot them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Will your money wither and die before you do? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The boozy ways of the newsdesk were withering away anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why will sport endure long after more vacuous forms of entertainment wither on the vine? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The combination of his financial acumen and withering attack appeared to have the desired effect. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The music stops and we are met with a withering look. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That my hopes of regaining more mobility would gently wither and die. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The industry has already withered on the vine. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She pauses to give a cup of tea placed slightly too far away a withering look. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As they die the muscles wither and stop working. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He had a year in hospital and withered away to six stone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Somehow these reports seem to have withered on the vine. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Men and animals became weary, and plants withered under the powerful rays of the sun. Christianity Today (2000)She was mistress of the withering put-down. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The grass withered and the flower faded dutifully, note by note and line by line. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet it does not stop the multi-millionaire launching another withering attack. The Sun (2007)A sudden tragic bouquet of withered flowers beside a road. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An athletic body was withering away, losing 3½ stone in three weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Dragons are ready to rip their dreams apart with a scathing put-down or withering look. The Sun (2009)Q CAN you tell me why the buds on my jasmine plant have withered? The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'wither'
British English: wither VERB
If someone or something withers, they become very weak.
When he went into retirement, he visibly withered.
Definition of wither from the Collins English Dictionary
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