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verb [intransitive/transitive] worsen pronunciation in American English /ˈwɜrs(ə)n/
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present participleworsening
past tenseworsened
past participleworsened
  1. to become worse, or to make something worse
    The bill will worsen relations between Democrats and Republicans.
    The weather worsened, and temperatures fell.
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