to make or become worse.
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How to use worsen in a sentence
The record-breaking weather comports with what scientists expect as the climate changes, and in many of the burning areas, the climate has already shifted in ways to worsen fire risk.“Unprecedented”: What’s behind the California, Oregon, and Washington wildfires | Umair Irfan | September 11, 2020 | Vox
This model has attracted media attention in part because of its potential to worsen inequities, since not everyone can afford to hire an educator.Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by COVID-19 | Sujata Gupta | September 8, 2020 | Science News
On top of this, larger and more extreme groups also become vectors of misinformation and propaganda, which accelerates and worsens the problem.Why Facebook’s political-ad ban is taking on the wrong problem | Tate Ryan-Mosley | September 6, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
If Tye succeeds, it could lead to new tools for identifying and monitoring those at risk from illnesses worsened by loneliness.Why do you feel lonely? Neuroscience is starting to find answers. | Amy Nordrum | September 4, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Particularly if the economy worsens, DTC startups may find it difficult to match the new customer acquisition numbers and repeat sales rates they are seeing now.After record sales, DTC startups are focusing on retention | Anna Hensel | September 4, 2020 | Digiday
U.S. officials say neither do they want relations with Egypt to worsen.Mubarak’s Acquittal Signals Complete Triumph of Military Over Arab Spring | Jamie Dettmer | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These demands can increase at whim, and worsen with the birth of a child.
If you suffer from headaches and take painkillers too often or in excessive amounts, your headaches can actually worsen.
FODMAP foods can worsen irritable bowel symptoms for many of the 15 percent of Americans that suffer from the condition.
But racial bias (and anti-black racism) still exists, individuals still act on it, and it still works to worsen inequality.Racism Not a Problem Anymore? Don't Be Ridiculous, It's Still a Big Issue | Jamelle Bouie | December 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ef we ketch ye here, arter that, well give ye somethin worsen tar and feathers.The Dare Boys in Virginia | Stephen Angus Cox
They burnt one o my great-grandmothers, a couple o hundred years ago, for doin not much worsen you be, he added.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
For the true artistic sense impels one to work always—and always to better and not worsen, what it touches.The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893 | Various
They've hitched it back of all, and it hauls worsen a snow-plough.The Day's Work, Volume 1 | Rudyard Kipling
However, this glittering armour became the Modern yet worsen than his own.The Battle of the Books | Jonathan Swift
British Dictionary definitions for worsen
to grow or cause to grow worse
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