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verb rot pronunciation in British English /rɒt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrot
he/she/itrots
present participlerotting
past tenserotted
past participlerotted

or rot away rot pronunciation in British English

  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to decay by a gradual natural process, or to make something decay in this way

    All those sweets will rot your teeth.

    The window frames had completely rotted away.

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    See also  rotting
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to be in a physical or mental condition that is gradually getting worse

    Those who were convicted were sent to rot in prison.

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