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English verb: dilapidate

1. dilapidate (creation) bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

2. dilapidate (change) fall into decay or ruin


SamplesThe unoccupied house started to decay.


Synonymscrumble, decay


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)break, bust, corrode, deteriorate, droop, eat at, erode, fall apart, gnaw, gnaw at, ruin, rust, wear, wear away, wear out, weather, wilt









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