noun, plural seeds, (especially collectively) seed.
verb (used with object)
- to arrange (the drawings for positions in a tournament) so that ranking players or teams will not meet in the early rounds of play.
- to distribute (ranking players or teams) in this manner.
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for seed
- (of the flower of a plant) to pass to the stage of yielding seed.
- to lose vigor, power, or prosperity; deteriorate: He has gone to seed in the last few years.
- (of certain plants) in the state of bearing ripened seeds.
- (of a field, a lawn, etc.) sown with seed.
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British Dictionary definitions for run to seed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for run to seed (2 of 2)
- (of plants) to produce and shed seeds
- to lose vigour, usefulness, etc
- to arrange (the draw of a tournament) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
- to distribute (players or teams) in this manner
Derived forms of seedseedlike, adjectiveseedless, adjective
Word Origin for seed
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Idioms and Phrases with run to seed (1 of 2)
Also, go to seed. Become devitalized or worn out; deteriorate, as in I went back to visit my old elementary school, and sadly, it has really run to seed, or The gold medalist quickly went to seed after he left competition. This term alludes to plants that, when allowed to set seed after flowering, either taste bitter, as in the case of lettuce, or do not send out new buds, as is true of annual flowers. Its figurative use dates from the first half of the 1800s.
Idioms and Phrases with run to seed (2 of 2)
see run to seed.