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Phrasal Verbs

waste away

This page is about the phrasal verb waste away

Meaning

If you waste away, you gradually become thinner and weaker, usually because of an illness.

Synonym

wither away

For example

  • waste away It was terrible watching my dog waste away due to the cancer in her stomach.

  • waste away Bob was wasting away until we started him on this fantastic new drug.

Quick Quiz

You'll slowly waste away if you don't

a. eat enough food

b. drink enough beer

c. make enough money

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