Worsting
Worst Worst, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worsted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Worsting}.] [See {Worse}, v. t. & a.] To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit. [1913 Webster]

The . . . Philistines were worsted by the captivated ark. --South. [1913 Webster]


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  • worsting — wÉœrst /wɜːst n. lest desirable situation; least desirable thing v. soundly defeat, overcome, get the better of adv. in the most awful manner, in the most grave manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Worst — Worst, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worsted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Worsting}.] [See {Worse}, v. t. & a.] To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit. [1913 Webster] The . . . Philistines were …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worst — Worst, v. i. To grow worse; to deteriorate. [R.] Every face . . . worsting. Jane Austen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worsted — Worst Worst, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worsted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Worsting}.] [See {Worse}, v. t. & a.] To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit. [1913 Webster] The . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worsted — (pronunciation: IPA| [ˈwʊstɪd] ), is the name of a yarn, the cloth made from this yarn, and a yarn weight category. The name derives from the village of Worstead in the English county of Norfolk. This village became, along with North Walsham and… …   Wikipedia

  • worst — {{11}} O.E. wyrresta, from P.Gmc. *wers ista (Cf. O.S. wirsista, O.N. verstr, O.Fris. wersta, O.H.G. wirsisto), superlative of PIE *wers to confuse, mix up (see WORSE (Cf. worse)). Phrase in the worst way (1839) is from American English sense of… …   Etymology dictionary

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