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English definition of “decline”

decline

verb [I] (GO DOWN)    /dɪˈklaɪn/
B2 to gradually become less, worse, or lower: His interest in the project declined after his wife died. The party's popularity has declined in the opinion polls.formal The land declines sharply away from the house.Deteriorating and making worse
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