rot Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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rotverb [I/T]

 us   /rɑt/ (-tt-)
to ​decay, or to ​cause something to ​decay or ​weaken: [I] The ​fallenapples rotted on the ​ground. [T] Dampness rotted the ​oldwood.
noun [U]  us   /rɑt/
Rot weakened the ​beams in the ​house.
(Definition of rot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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rotverb [I or T]

uk   /rɒt/  us   /rɑːt/ (-tt-)
C2 to (​cause something to) ​decay: The ​fruit had been ​left to rot on the ​trees. Rain has got in and rotted (away) the ​woodwork. the ​smell of rotting ​fruit
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rotnoun [U]

uk   /rɒt/  us   /rɑːt/
decay: Rot has got into the ​furniture. old-fashioned informal nonsense: Don't ​talk rot!
(Definition of rot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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