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worst

noun
 
 
/wɜːst/
the worst B1 the most unpleasant or difficult thing, person, or situation: I've made some mistakes in the past, but this is definitely the worst.Worse and worst
at worst used to say what the most unpleasant or difficult situation could possibly be: At worst, we might lose our money.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
if the worst comes to the worst UK ( US if worse/worst comes to worst) if a situation develops in the most unpleasant or difficult wayAccidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures
Translations of “worst”
in Chinese (Traditional) 最壞的人(或事), 最糟的情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最坏的人(或事), 最糟的情况…
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