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shrivel, shrink
v. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
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drop
v. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
fade, languish
v. become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
decline, worsen
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
deteriorate
v. become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
desiccate, dry up, exsiccate, dehydrate
v. lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
sear, parch
v. cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; "The sun parched the earth"
dry out, dry
v. become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
melt, fade
v. become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
lessen, subside
v. wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
deoxidise, deoxidize, reduce
v. to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
reduce, shrink
v. reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
retrogress, retrograde, regress
v. get worse or fall back to a previous condition
discolorise, discolourise, discolorize, decolourise, decolorise, decolourize, decolorize, decolour, decolor, bleach out, bleach
v. remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
taper off
v. become smaller or less active; "Business tapered off"
snuff it, pop off, drop dead, give-up the ghost, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, pass away, decease, croak, choke, conk, pass, expire, exit, go, perish, die
v. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
swinge, singe
v. burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows"
waste away, diminish, waste
v. become diminished
pine away, languish, waste
v. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
wither, fade
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
wilt
v. lose strength; "My opponent was wilting"
decay
v. undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
falter, stammer, stutter, bumble
v. speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
misfire
v. fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
wipe out, run through, use up, eat up, exhaust, deplete, eat, consume
v. use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
wrinkle, purse
v. gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones's lips"
squeeze
v. press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
pinch, crimp
v. make ridges into by pinching together
blot
v. dry (ink) with blotting paper
duck
v. to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
bumble, falter, stumble
v. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
ebb
v. fall away or decline; "The patient's strength ebbed away"
flounder, stagger
v. walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
crash
v. fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
flag, swag, droop, sag
v. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
quail, recoil, wince, shrink, cringe, funk, squinch, flinch
v. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
stoop
v. sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
run out, drain
v. flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"
flounder
v. behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college"
go wrong, miscarry, fail
v. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
kibosh, block, halt, stop
v. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
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inflate
v. cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy"
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