verb (used without object), rot·ted, rot·ting.
verb (used with object), rot·ted, rot·ting.
- any of various forms of decay produced by fungi or bacteria.
- any disease so characterized.
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Example sentences from the Web for rot
And so the same creeping rot of the rule of law that the administration has inflicted on immigration now bedevils our drug laws.
So Little Snow White lay in the coffin for a long, long time but did not rot.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gary has been broken for a while, and it looks like much of it has been left to rot.
And the willingness to dump on British women in the name of Sharia law is a rot that runs up and down the length of society.
As ever, he talked too big (it was an election year) about withdrawing from Iraq with honor and all that rot.
Some of the cut grass looks as if it were Flax spread out to rot, and all of it evinces a want of shelter.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He hath chosen strong wood, and that will not rot: the skilful workman seeketh how he may set up an idol that may not be moved.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
As for Homer Smith, his carcase might rot in the desert of Arizona, or anywhere, for aught he cared.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
When your letters are disbelieved 403 it makes you angry, and that is rot; and I wish I could keep out of it with all my soul.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Dey would kill a cow, cut off de quarters an' leave de rest ter rot.