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wither

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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witherwith‧er /ˈwɪðə $ -ər/ (also wither away) verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]HBPDIE if plants wither, or if something withers them, they become drier and smaller and start to die2 [intransitive] to gradually become weaker or less successful and then end His career had withered. The organization just withered away.3 wither on the vine
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Examples from the Corpus
witherBoils and sores burst out over his flesh, his body becomes hunched and arthritic, his skin aged and withered.They uprooted them, as Marshall had uprooted the cannabis, and watched them wither.Words to express her feelings seemed to wither and die inside her.Programmes would wither away if they did not command sufficient local support.He did, however, curtail his withering critique.And Basho: On a journey, ill, and over fields all withered, dreams go wandering.Joe was in top form, spinning stories, issuing pronunciamentos, dropping withering quips at every opportunity.The fame of Anacreon had withered to nothing with the decay of the times.
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Verb table
wither
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywither
he, she, itwithers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywithered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave withered
he, she, ithas withered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad withered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wither
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have withered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam withering
he, she, itis withering
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you, we, theyare withering
Past
I, he, she, itwas withering
you, we, theywere withering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been withering
he, she, ithas been withering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been withering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be withering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been withering
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