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verb wither pronunciation in British English /ˈwɪðə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywither
he/she/itwithers
present participlewithering
past tensewithered
past participlewithered
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  1. 1

    wither

    or

    wither away

    [intransitive] to become weaker or smaller and then disappear
    They worry that honoured traditions will wither.
    Their love was withering away.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if plants or flowers wither, they become drier and start to die
    The spring flowers were already beginning to wither.

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