run to seed
phrasal see go to seed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • run\ to\ seed — • go to seed • run to seed v. phr. 1. To grow seeds. Onions go to seed in hot weather. 2. To lose skill or strength; stop being good or useful. Sometimes a good athlete runs to seed when he gets too old for sports. Mr. Allen was a good carpenter… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run to seed — go/run to seed to stop taking care of your appearance so that you no longer look attractive. I almost didn t recognize John. He s really gone to seed since his wife left him …   New idioms dictionary

  • run to seed — phrasal 1. : to expend or exhaust vitality in producing seed 2. : to cease growing : lose vital force let his mind run to seed …   Useful english dictionary

  • run to seed — ► go (or run) to seed 1) cease flowering as the seeds develop. 2) deteriorate. Main Entry: ↑seed …   English terms dictionary

  • run to seed — See: GO TO SEED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run to seed — See: GO TO SEED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run to seed — See go to seed …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • run to seed — fertilize a seed; wear out, become neglected …   English contemporary dictionary

  • run to seed — Be worn out, go to waste, be impoverished …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • run to seed —  1. Become shabby, imperfect, below standard.  2. adj. Shabby …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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