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Definitions of rot

  1. unacceptable behavior ( especially ludicrously false statements); " I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; " what he said was mostly bull"
  2. break down; " The bodies decomposed in the heat"
  3. decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
  4. waste away; " Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
  5. unacceptable behavior ( especially ludicrously false statements)
  6. To undergo a process common to organic substances by which they lose the cohesion of their parts and pass through certain chemical changes, giving off usually in some stages of the process more or less offensive odors; to become decomposed by a natural process; to putrefy; to decay.
  7. Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt.
  8. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes; as, to rot vegetable fiber.
  9. To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
  10. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
  11. A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot, Black rot, etc., below.
  12. A fatal distemper which attacks sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder. See 1st Fluke, 2.
  13. To become corrupt; decay.
  14. To cause to decay; as, to rot vegetable fiber.
  15. The process of decay; state of being decayed; that which is decayed; decay.
  16. Rotted.
  17. Rotting.
  18. 1. To decay. 2. Decay, a process of decomposition. 3. A disease of sheep caused by the liver fluke, Distoma hepaticum.
  19. To putrefy: to become decomposed.
  20. To cause to rot: to bring to corruption:- pr. p. rotting; pa. t. and pa. p. rotted.
  21. Decay: putrefaction: a disease of the potato: a decay ( called DRY- ROT) which attacks timber: a fatal distemper in sheep.
  22. Decay; putrefaction; a disease of sheep.
  23. To cause to rot; corrupt.
  24. To putrefy; decompose.
  25. To corrupt; decay; putrefy; spoil.
  26. That which is rotten, or the process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
  27. A disease of sheep; also, a disease of plants, as potatoes.
  28. A fatal distemper incident to sheep; a disease of the potato; putrefaction. Dry rot, in timber, the decay of the wood without the access of water.
  29. To make putrid; to bring to corruption.
  30. To putrefy; to become decomposed; to go to corruption.
  31. To putrefy or decay; to be decomposed; to make putrid; to bring to corruption.
  32. Putrid decay; a fatal distemper peculiar to sheep- supposed to be owing to wet seasons and moist pastures.
  33. Decay ; decomposition ; disease caused by Fungi or Bacteria ; a parasitic disease causing emaciation.
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Quotes of rot

  1. It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. – Josh Billings
  2. However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough, we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres with a troubling spill -over into many of our more rural areas. – Alex Campbell
  3. Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway. – Frank Howard Clark
  4. He did not know what love was. And he did not know what good it was. But he knew he carried it around with him, a scabrous spot of rot of contagion, for which there was no cure. – Harry Crews
  5. I'd rather rot on my own floor than be found by a bunch of bingo players in a nursing home. – Florence King
  6. As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot – Ray Kroc
  7. When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot – Ray Kroc
  8. It is the same to me, whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord's. – Andrew Melville
  9. The age I'm at now, you go from being a young girl to suddenly you blossom into a woman. You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot – Liv Tyler

Usage examples for rot

  1. I meant to say, if we were going to be Americans it was silly rot trying to be English at the same time. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. Lingan's answer was, " I'll rot here first!" – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  3. Marsh's traps will rot where they stand. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  4. This is all rot about my not meeting her. – New Faces by Myra Kelly
  5. All that silly rot about- Please, please! – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. I 'll lie and rot sooner than arsk 'em again. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  7. Don't stand by my sick bed talking absolute rot – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. " What absurd rot Gage said with rising exasperation. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  9. You are as crazy as ever- that's all rot – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  10. " Oh, but that's rot objected Bunny. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  11. " It's all confounded rot – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. We sort out only one grade, allowing the culls to rot – The Apple by Various
  13. It is never affected by the rot – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  14. May he rot upon the earth! – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  15. This is a parcel of d- d rot – A Queen's Error by Henry Curties
  16. What rot it was his always wanting to share everything now. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  17. Oh, Sophia, I'm writing a lot of rot but it isn't rot really. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  18. Life's only rot is it? – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  19. I make some culls into cider and let the rest lay under the trees and rot – The Apple by Various
  20. We're all equal before the law- tha's rot tha's silly. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy

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