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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrotrot1 /rɒt $ rɑːt/ ●●○ verb (rotted, rotting)  1 [intransitive, transitive]HBDECAY 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→ See Verb table
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rotEverywhere, it was like an over-flowing septic tank or something rotting.If water gets inside the woodwork, it causes it to rot.Bowman continues: During the monsoon, everything would rot.Millions of these books are shredded yearly or allowed to rot and gather dust in purgatorial existence.His body was left to rot as a warning to others who might be tempted to stray from those paths of righteousness.Anything written with biro on cheap paper will quickly rot away creating yet more work for the conservators.The roof had fallen in and the floor had completely rotted away.Or, you can cover it with black plastic so that it rots down.The apartment is dirtier still, the air filled with the stench of rotting garbage and diapers hours overdue to be changed.If you leave any water in the bottom of the boat, it'll slowly rot it away.Many of the tomatoes had rotted on their stems.The gorgeous canopies have rotted, the bamboo supports have snapped.Bedtime drinks aimed at helping children to sleep may be rotting their teeth.In some countries food is left to rot, while in others people are dying from hunger.Moisture can rot your house's foundation.rot awayOutside the stately music hall, two-story white pillars are quietly rotting away.She would rage and scorn, and hold me close for a minute, and promise to leave him to rot away.Anything written with biro on cheap paper will quickly rot away creating yet more work for the conservators.All this would have rotted away had the rescue operation not swung into action.It would be absurd to rot away in a building that had no front door.Lack of self-knowledge is like rotting away in the maze with the blindfold on.All the same ... I could hardly imagine the relics rotting away to nothing ... all in the course of a single night.A century later the forest would be regrown, the downed trees rotted away to nothing.