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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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