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waste away

phrasal verb with waste  us   /weɪst/ verb [T]
(of a ​person or ​animal) to ​gradually get ​thinner and ​weaker, esp. from ​disease or ​lack of ​food: It was hard to ​watch her waste away.
(Definition of waste away from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “waste away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐消瘦, 渐渐瘦弱…
in Turkish giderek zayıflamak, eriyip gitmek, tükenmek…
in Russian чахнуть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸消瘦, 漸漸瘦弱…
in Polish marnieć…
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