Definition of 'worsen'
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There is violence on the plane and worsening weather outside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are fears that the death toll will rise as the weather worsens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Exports and imports each moved in the wrong direction, worsening the deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The party's financial situation has also worsened. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Demand for care is growing, and a failure to address the scale of the resource needs will worsen this situation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But around 1.30pm, the weather worsened dramatically and winds battered the coast. The Sun (2016)But then his condition must have rapidly worsened. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But can lofty idealism actually worsen the suffering of those whom activists wish to protect? The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The process continued overnight despite poor and worsening weather conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some aspects of public health have also worsened. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Poor investment returns and rising longevity have worsened the deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The situation continues to worsen and it sends a chilling message to all investors. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The results of a national strike ballot could worsen the situation further. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In my early twenties my period troubles worsened dramatically. The Sun (2014)Social issues in general have become less important to voters as the economy has worsened. Christianity Today (2000)More oil is expected to wash up on beaches in the next few days as weather worsens. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Services such as foot care and mental health worsen as patients get older. The Sun (2006)Some companies fared better than others in the worsening economic situation. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)High street trade worsened further last month. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But this crisis is worsening dramatically and time is short. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sales have slowed as the economy worsens. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her worsening health problems have made her a prisoner in her own armchair. The Sun (2013)It would actually worsen public health. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or it may cause new, worsening indigestion. The Sun (2011)Her patients all recovered but the family's position worsened rapidly thereafter. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)Indeed, the political deadlock could cause things to worsen. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The weather worsened for the men's race as umbrellas blew across the path of the riders. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His dad's health has worsened rapidly and his mum told me he now has terminal cancer too. The Sun (2009)The underlying factors affecting the US current account deficit continue to worsen. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But in the few months, since the schedule was drawn up, security has worsened dramatically. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'worsen'
British English: worsen /ˈwɜːsn/ VERB
If a situation worsens, it becomes more difficult, unpleasant, or unacceptable.
The security forces prevented the situation from worsening.
Talking to them would actually worsen the problem.
- American English: worsen
- Arabic: يَجْعَلُهُ أَسْوَأ
- Brazilian Portuguese: piorar
- Chinese: 恶化
- Croatian: pogoršati se
- Czech: zhoršit se
- Danish: blive værre
- Dutch: verslechteren
- European Spanish: empeorar
- Finnish: huonontua
- French: empirer
- German: verschlimmern (sich)
- Greek: χειροτερεύω
- Italian: peggiorare
- Japanese: 悪化する
- Korean: 더 나쁘게 되다
- Norwegian: forverre(s)
- Polish: pogorszyć
- European Portuguese: piorar
- Romanian: a (se) înrăutați
- Russian: ухудшать
- Spanish: empeorar
- Swedish: försämras
- Thai: ทำให้แย่ลง
- Turkish: kötüleşmek
- Ukrainian: погіршуватися
- Vietnamese: trở nên xấu đi
Definition of worsen from the Collins English Dictionary
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