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English definition of “for the worse”

for the worse

If something changes or happens for the worse, it becomes more unpleasant or difficult : It looks like the weather is changing for the worse.Deteriorating and making worse
(Definition of for the worse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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