Definition of rot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rot

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verb
BrE BrE//rɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɑːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rot
BrE BrE//rɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɑːt//
 
he / she / it rots
BrE BrE//rɒts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɑːts//
 
past simple rotted
BrE BrE//ˈrɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːtɪd//
 
past participle rotted
BrE BrE//ˈrɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːtɪd//
 
-ing form rotting
BrE BrE//ˈrɒtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːtɪŋ//
 
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(rotting, rotted) [intransitive, transitive] to decay, or make something decay, naturally and gradually synonym decompose rotting leaves rot (away) The window frame had rotted away completely. (figurative) prisoners thrown in jail and left to rot Food was being left to rot in warehouses. rot something Too much sugar will rot your teeth. see also rotten More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet. See related entries: How a building looks Word Origin Old English rotian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rotten; the noun (Middle English) may have come via Scandinavian.
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