Rot

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Definition

to rot: to decay, to go bad, to deteriorate, to decompose
verb

rotten (apples, politicians): bad (apples, politicians); decaying (apples); corrupt, unpleasant (politicians)
adjective

Examples

  • "If it weren't for me, you'd be rotting away in some stinking swamp in the Amazon!"
  • "You smell like wet skunk and rotten eggs."
  • "A recent study has shown that 2.2% of screw-cap bottles - metal stoppers which replace real corks - contain high sulphur levels, resulting in a smell of rotten eggs."
  • "But the idea of accompanying my meal with a glass of wine that smells like rotten eggs?"
  • "Now nobody wants to join us, and when we march in the street, we have to duck to avoid rotten fruit thrown by angry onlookers."

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