Meaning of “for the worse” in the English Dictionary

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"for the worse" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “for the worse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"for the worse" in American English

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for the worse

making a situation worse:

The doctor says her condition has changed for the worse.

(Definition of “for the worse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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