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worsen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishworsenwors‧en /ˈwɜːsən $ ˈwɜːr-/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 WORSEto become worse, or make something worse opp improvedeteriorate 🔊 A lot of teachers expect the situation to worsen over the next few years. 🔊 Interfering now could worsen the problem.worsening adjective 🔊 We are now faced with a worsening economic recession.→ See Verb table
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worsenRelations between the two countries have steadily worsened.Conditions for many minority groups have worsened.The recession has deepened, the huge national debt has increased, the people's lot worsened.The cost of uniforms and books was becoming prohibitive and the gang scene was worsening at school.The situation was worsened by Roy's tendency to drink heavily in times of stress.The weather worsened during the night.The weather had worsened during the short, delay.worsening economic conditionsThe growth of towns alone produced a rapid worsening of their human and material condition.Third, the very bad relations between the presidential administration and the government have worsened sharply.The government's bungling attempts to help have only worsened the refugees' plight.Thirty percent said a third party would make government better, and 23 percent said it would worsen the situation.Vacillations between anger and overprotectiveness only worsen the situation.
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Verb table
worsen
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyworsen
he, she, itworsens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyworsened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave worsened
he, she, ithas worsened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad worsened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill worsen
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have worsened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam worsening
he, she, itis worsening
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you, we, theyare worsening
Past
I, he, she, itwas worsening
you, we, theywere worsening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been worsening
he, she, ithas been worsening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been worsening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be worsening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been worsening
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