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English verb: go bad

1. go bad (change) stop operating or functioning


SamplesThe engine finally went.
The car died on the road.
The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town.
The coffee maker broke.
The engine failed on the way to town.
Her eyesight went after the accident.


Synonymsbreak, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)blow, blow out, burn out, crash, go down, malfunction, misfire, misfunction


Verb groupbreak, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

2. go bad (change) become unfit for consumption or use


SamplesThe meat must be eaten before it spoils.


Synonymsspoil


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decay


Narrower (hyponym)addle, curdle









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