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waste away

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with waste   /weɪst/ us  
to gradually get thinner and weaker, in a way that is unhealthy: You get thinner every time I see you, Sara - you're wasting away!
Translations of “waste away”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸消瘦, 漸漸瘦弱…
in Russian чахнуть…
in Turkish giderek zayıflamak, eriyip gitmek, tükenmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐消瘦, 渐渐瘦弱…
in Polish marnieć…
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