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wilt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_351_dwiltwilt1 /wɪlt/ verb [intransitive]  1 HBPWEAKif a plant wilts, it bends over because it is too dry or olddroop2 informalTIRED to feel weak or tired, especially because you are too hot
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wiltOne of my patio pot plants suddenly wilted and died.In a large saucepan, heat oil and saute the onions and leeks until wilted and golden.Under different circumstances, this would have sounded patronizing, a wilted bouquet tossed by a haughty victor.I'm starting to wilt - can we go home?Ed Sneed wilted in 1979, taking a bogey five when a par would have won.The child wasn't wilting in an alien environment.The plant in the corner was wilting, its brilliant yellow petals scattered on the floor.The dew vanished from the flowers; they began to lose their freshness and to wilt, passing from hand to hand.Look for lush foliage or, failing that, avoid wilted plants or plants with leaves that are starting to brown.She let fall the flowers she had gathered like the child who had once cried to see them wilt so soon.Marigolds are a strong breed, less likely to wilt than other plants.
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Examples from the Corpus
wiltOne of my patio pot plants suddenly wilted and died.In a large saucepan, heat oil and saute the onions and leeks until wilted and golden.Under different circumstances, this would have sounded patronizing, a wilted bouquet tossed by a haughty victor.Ed Sneed wilted in 1979, taking a bogey five when a par would have won.The child wasn't wilting in an alien environment.The dew vanished from the flowers; they began to lose their freshness and to wilt, passing from hand to hand.Look for lush foliage or, failing that, avoid wilted plants or plants with leaves that are starting to brown.She let fall the flowers she had gathered like the child who had once cried to see them wilt so soon.
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wilt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywilt
he, she, itwilts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywilted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wilted
he, she, ithas wilted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wilted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wilt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wilted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wilting
he, she, itis wilting
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you, we, theyare wilting
Past
I, he, she, itwas wilting
you, we, theywere wilting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wilting
he, she, ithas been wilting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wilting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wilting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wilting
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