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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.

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.

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. 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.
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