verb (used with or without object)
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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|DAILY BEAST
These demands can increase at whim, and worsen with the birth of a child.
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|DAILY BEAST
The bad news, he tells us, is that the rise of the machines will only worsen the wage polarization we are seeing today.Welcome to Tyler Cowen’s Future of Genius Machines|Robert Herritt|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You couldn't botch it worsen Hammer has, and you might do some good.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
I was worsen you afore I struck it; an' now, why, I wouldn't care to call the Queen me aunt!'
For the true artistic sense impels one to work always—and always to better and not worsen, what it touches.
Here and there— there is nothing to better, nothing to worsen.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
It's wanter Systum that's the curse uv Australia; an' Ted's got it worsen most.