rot

rot
rot1 [rɔt US ra:t] v past tense and past participle rotted present participle rotting
[: Old English; Origin: rotian]
1.) [I and T]
to decay by a gradual natural process, or to make something do this
Candy will rot your teeth.
The trees were cut and left to rot .
rot away
All the woodwork was rotting away.
2.) rot in hell/jail
to suffer or be punished for a long time - used especially when you are angry with someone
I hope the people who did this rot in hell.
rot 2
rot2 n
1.) [U]
the natural process of decaying, or the part of something that has decayed
the smell of rot
wood that is soft with rot
→↑dry rot
2.) [singular,U]
a state in which something becomes bad or does not work as well as it should
He criticized the talk shows as 'cultural rot'.
stop the rot
BrE (=stop a bad situation getting worse)
The team has enough good players to stop the rot.
the rot set in
BrE (=a situation started to get worse)
It was after he left the company that the rot set in.
3.) [U] BrE old-fashioned nonsense
You do talk rot!

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