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worst

adjective uk   /wɜːst/ us    /wɝːst/
A2 superlative of bad adjective: of the lowest quality, or the most unpleasant, difficult, or severe: That was the worst meal I've ever eaten. "It was the worst moment of my life," she admitted. He is my worst enemy.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad

worst

noun [S] uk   /wɜːst/ us    /wɝːst/
B1 the most unpleasant or difficult thing, person, or situation: That was the worst I've seen him play in several years.Worse and worst

worst

adverb uk   /wɜːst/ us    /wɝːst/
B2 the most badly: Small businesses have been worst hit by the recession. Roads in the Tayside region were worst affected by the snow. The students voted him the school's worst-dressed teacher.Worse and worst worst of all B2 used to emphasize what is worst about a situation: We had no food or light, but worst of all, we had no water.

worst

verb [T] uk   /wɜːst/ us    /wɝːst/ old-fashioned
to defeat someone in a fight or argument: He was challenged to a fight but was severely worsted.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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