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run to seed

Definition of run to seed

  1. 1 :  to produce seeds <The plant runs to seed rapidly in hot weather.>

  2. 2 :  to become less attractive, effective, etc., because of age or lack of care <He let himself run to seed after he lost his job.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

seedplay
  1. :  the grains or ripened ovules of plants used for sowing

    :  the fertilized ripened ovule of a flowering plant containing an embryo and capable normally of germination to produce a new plant

    :  a propagative plant structure (as a spore or small dry fruit)

  1. :  to bear or shed seed

    :  to sow seed :  plant

    :  to plant seeds in :  sow


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