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  • 1 fall into decay — index degenerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 fall — 1 verb, past tense fell past participle fallen 1 MOVE DOWNWARDS (I) to move downwards from a higher position to a lower position: The rain had started falling again. (+out of/from/on): Wyatt fell from a second floor window. (+down): I m always… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 decay — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. decomposition, deterioration, disintegration, dilapidation, putrefaction, rot, caries. v. i. rot, putrefy, mortify; disintegrate. See oldness, uncleanness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A progressive… …

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  • 4 fall — fall1 [ fɔl ] (past tense fell [ fel ] ; past participle fall|en [ fɔlən ] ) verb intransitive *** ▸ 1 move downward quickly ▸ 2 become lower in amount ▸ 3 change to another state ▸ 4 lose power/control ▸ 5 hang down ▸ 6 belong to group/activity… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 fall */*/*/ — I UK [fɔːl] / US [fɔl] verb [intransitive] Word forms fall : present tense I/you/we/they fall he/she/it falls present participle falling past tense fell UK [fel] / US past participle fallen UK [ˈfɔːlən] / US [ˈfɔlən] 1) to move quickly downwards… …

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  • 6 decay — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to be slowly destroyed by a natural chemical process, or to make something do this: The carcass was already starting to decay. 2 (intransitive often in progressive) if buildings, structures, or areas decay, their condition… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 decay — n. 1) to fall into decay 2) tooth decay 3) radioactive decay 4) moral decay * * * [dɪ keɪ] moral decay radioactive decay to fall into decay tooth decay …

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  • 8 decay */ — I UK [dɪˈkeɪ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms decay : present tense I/you/we/they decay he/she/it decays present participle decaying past tense decayed past participle decayed 1) to be gradually destroyed as a result of a natural process of… …

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  • 9 decay — de|cay1 [ dı keı ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to be gradually destroyed as a result of a natural process of change, or to destroy something in this way: As dead trees decay, they feed the soil. Too much sugar will decay your teeth. 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 Fall — v. & n. v.intr. (past fell; past part. fallen) 1 a go or come down freely; descend rapidly from a higher to a lower level (fell from the top floor; rain was falling). b drop or be dropped (supplies fell by parachute; the curtain fell). 2 a (often …

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  • 11 fall — v. & n. v.intr. (past fell; past part. fallen) 1 a go or come down freely; descend rapidly from a higher to a lower level (fell from the top floor; rain was falling). b drop or be dropped (supplies fell by parachute; the curtain fell). 2 a (often …

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  • 12 fall to pieces — Synonyms and related words: ablate, atomize, bite the dust, break, break open, break up, burst, canker, carry away, come apart, come off, come to dust, come undone, come unstuck, consume, corrode, corrupt, crack, crack up, crumble, crumble into… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 decay — Synonyms and related words: ablate, ablation, atomization, atomize, atrophy, biodegradability, biodegradation, break down, break up, breakup, canker, caries, carrion, catalysis, catalyst, collapse, come apart, consume, contaminate, corrode,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 decay — I. v. n. 1. Decline, fail, deteriorate, wither, waste, perish, be impaired, waste away, fall into decay. 2. Rot, putrefy, be spoiled. II. n. Decline, decadence, declension, falling off, deterioration, degeneracy, caducity …

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  • 15 decay — de|cay1 [dıˈkeı] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old North French; Origin: decaïr, from Late Latin decadere to fall, sink ] 1.) [I and T] to be slowly destroyed by a natural chemical process, or to make something do this →↑rot ▪ Her body was already… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 fall — [c]/fɔl / (say fawl) verb (fell, fallen, falling) –verb (i) 1. to descend from a higher to a lower place or position through loss or lack of support; drop. 2. to come down suddenly from a standing or erect position: to fall on one s knees. 3. to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 decay — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ rapid ▪ slow ▪ dental (esp. BrE), tooth ▪ industrial (esp. BrE), urban …

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  • 18 decay — 1. verb 1) the corpses had decayed Syn: decompose, rot, putrefy, go bad, go off, spoil, fester, perish, deteriorate; degrade, break down, molder, shrivel, wither 2) the cities continue to decay …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 decay — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French decaïr, from Late Latin decadere to fall, sink, from Latin de + cadere to fall more at chance Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to decline from a sound or prosperous condition 2. to… …

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  • 20 Decay theory — proposes that memory fades due to the mere passage of time. Information is therefore less available for later retrieval as time passes and memory, as well as memory strength, wears away.[1] When we learn something new, a neurochemical “memory… …

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