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"worst" in British English

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worstadjective

uk   /wɜːst/  us   /wɝːst/

worstnoun [S]

uk   /wɜːst/  us   /wɝːst/

worstadverb

uk   /wɜːst/  us   /wɝːst/
B2 the most badly: Small businesses have been worst hit by the recession. Roads in rural areas 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.

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worstverb [T]

uk   /wɜːst/  us   /wɝːst/ old-fashioned
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"worst" in American English

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worstadjective, adverb

 us   /wɜrst/
of the lowest quality, or the most unpleasant, difficult, or severe; superlative ofbad and badly: That was the worst meal I’ve ever eaten.
worst
noun [U]  us   /wɜrst/
None of my brothers were very good in sports, but I was easily the worst.
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