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To reduce in value or price
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  1. To reduce in value or price
  2. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle.
  3. To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
To draw to a gradual close:
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  1. To draw to a gradual close:
  2. To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To make or become worse.
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  1. To make or become worse.
  2. (Intransitive) To become worse; to get worse; to deteriorate.
To lose former normal or higher qualities
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  1. To lose former normal or higher qualities
  2. To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
  3. To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
To waste away or fail to develop
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  1. To waste away or fail to develop
  2. A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.
  3. To cause to wither or deteriorate; affect with atrophy.
To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
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  1. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
  2. To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To lose former normal or higher qualities
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  1. To lose former normal or higher qualities
  2. To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
  3. To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
To pass from an earlier to a later time, from greater to less, from general to particular, etc.
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  1. To pass from an earlier to a later time, from greater to less, from general to particular, etc.
  2. To proceed or progress downward, as in rank, pitch, or scale:
  3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
(Archaic) To move or seem to move backward.
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  1. (Archaic) To move or seem to move backward.
  2. Having a brief, regularly occurring, apparently backward movement in the sky as viewed from Earth against the background of fixed stars. Retrograde movement of the planets is caused by the differing orbital velocities of Earth and the body observed. For example, the outer planets normally appear to drift gradually eastward in the sky in relation to the fixed stars; that is, they appear night after night to fall a little farther behind the neighboring stars in their westward passage across the sky. However, at certain times a particular planet appears briefly to speed up and move westward a bit more quickly than the neighboring stars. This happens as Earth, in its faster inner orbit, overtakes and passes the planet in its slower outer orbit; the appearance of moving counter to its usual eastward drift is thus simply the result of perspective as seen from Earth.
  3. To become worse; decline; deteriorate; degenerate
To fall or lower oneself slowly, as from weakness or fatigue:
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  1. To fall or lower oneself slowly, as from weakness or fatigue:
  2. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
  3. To cause to descend beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
To make or become worse.
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  1. To make or become worse.
  2. (Intransitive) To become worse; to get worse; to deteriorate.
To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
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  1. To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
  2. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
  3. To draw to a gradual close:
To lose former normal or higher qualities
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  1. To lose former normal or higher qualities
  2. To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
  3. To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
(Sports) To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
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  1. (Sports) To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
  2. (Football) To move back from the line of scrimmage. Used of a quarterback.
  3. To become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
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  1. To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
  2. To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
  3. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
To become limp; droop
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  1. To become limp; droop
  2. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
  3. To signal with or as with a flag; esp., to signal (the driver of a vehicle) to stop
To live under distressing conditions; continue in a state of suffering
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  1. To live under distressing conditions; continue in a state of suffering
  2. To become downcast or pine away in longing:
  3. To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor:
To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
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  1. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
  2. To invest or spend, often without getting a return or adequate value:
  3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
To decline in power, importance, prosperity, influence, etc.
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  1. To decline in power, importance, prosperity, influence, etc.
  2. To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
  3. To become less intense, bright, strong, etc.; grow dim or faint, as a light
To be used up or worn down gradually; become smaller or fewer by gradual loss
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  1. To be used up or worn down gradually; become smaller or fewer by gradual loss
  2. To pass without being put to use:
  3. To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose:
To make or become weak or weaker.
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  1. To make or become weak or weaker.
  2. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
(Ergative) (to cause) to decay, to decompose
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  1. (Ergative) (to cause) to decay, to decompose
  2. (Ergative, figuratively) to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of
  3. (Ergative, figuratively) to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally
To lose strength, soundness, health, beauty, prosperity, etc. gradually; waste away; deteriorate
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  1. To lose strength, soundness, health, beauty, prosperity, etc. gradually; waste away; deteriorate
  2. (Physics) To disintegrate in a process of radioactive decay or particle decay.
  3. To fall into ruin:
To rot or cause to rot; decay; putrefy.
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  1. To rot or cause to rot; decay; putrefy.
  2. To separate or break down something into its components; to disintegrate or fragment
  3. To become broken down into components; disintegrate.
(Physics & Chemistry) To decompose, decay, or undergo a nuclear transformation.
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  1. (Physics & Chemistry) To decompose, decay, or undergo a nuclear transformation.
  2. To undergo or cause to undergo a nuclear transformation as a result of radioactive decay or a nuclear reaction
  3. To become reduced to components, fragments, or particles.
To cause to crumble.
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  1. To cause to crumble.
  2. To crumble into dust; decay; waste away
  3. To decay to dust, to disintegrate from rot.
To reach an advanced stage of decomposition.
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  1. To reach an advanced stage of decomposition.
  2. To decay or cause to decay and have a foul odor.
  3. To become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance.
To fall or pass (off, away, etc.) by decaying
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  1. To fall or pass (off, away, etc.) by decaying
  2. To decay morally; become degenerate.
  3. To disappear or fall by decaying:
To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
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  1. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
  2. To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
  3. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
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  1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
  2. To affect with putrefaction or decay; spoil
  3. To become tainted
To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
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  1. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  2. To get by buying and selling:
  3. To divert or deflect:
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