rot

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɒt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɑt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rot)


Inflections of 'rot' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
rots
v 3rd person singular
rotting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
rotted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
rotted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

rot

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [teeth, a mouth, a stomach] full of rot (and decay)
  2. the [stench, smell, aroma] of rot
  3. [leaves, branches, roots] blackened by rot
  4. [ruined, destroyed, damaged] by rot
  5. found dry rot in the [bathroom, kitchen, house, structure]
  6. the [bathroom] is full of dry rot
  7. the [building's, house's] decline into rot
  8. the rot has settled in
  9. in order to [avoid, prevent] rot
  10. will give you gut rot
  11. got gut rot from
  12. to avoid root rot
  13. the [regime, party, leadership] is full of rot
  14. UK: they couldn't [prevent, stop] the rot (in the party)
  15. UK: stop the rot in [results, performances]
  16. UK, slang: what a load of rot!
  17. the [apple, corpse, tooth] rotted
  18. rot in [hell, prison]
  19. rot your [teeth, soul, stomach]
  20. [sugar, sweets, soda] will rot your [teeth]
  21. rot the [plants, fruit, trees]
  22. his [teeth, body, skin] rotted away
  23. [allowed, left, began] to rot
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