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English verb: stagnate

1. stagnate (stative) stand still


SamplesIndustry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be

2. stagnate (stative) cause to stagnate


SamplesThere are marshes that stagnate the waters.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupstagnate

3. stagnate (stative) cease to flow; stand without moving


SamplesStagnating waters.
Blood stagnates in the capillaries.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb groupstagnate

4. stagnate (social) be idle; exist in a changeless situation


SamplesThe old man sat and stagnated on his porch.
He slugged in bed all morning.


Synonymsidle, laze, slug


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)arse about, arse around, bum, bum about, bum around, daydream, frig around, fuck off, lie about, lie around, loaf, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, moon, moon, moon around, moon on, ride the bench, warm the bench, waste one's time


Antonymswork









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