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noun [uncountable] rot pronunciation in British English /rɒt/
  1. 1
    decayed material, or the process of decaying
    the smell of damp and rot
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    See also dry rot
  2. 2
    the process by which a situation gradually gets much worse
    stop the rot: This government has got to stop the rot in the health service.
    the rot sets in (=starts): Once officers start accepting bribes, that’s when the rot sets in.
  3. 3
    British informal old-fashioned nonsense
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… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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