fall into decay

Definition of fall into decay

  1. :  to go slowly from a bad condition to a worse condition :  to slowly enter a state of ruin She wants to restore an old theater that is falling into decay.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. :  the act of falling by the force of gravity

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

  1. :  to decline from a sound or prosperous condition

    :  to decrease usually gradually in size, quantity, activity, or force

    :  to fall into ruin

  1. :  gradual decline in strength, soundness, or prosperity or in degree of excellence or perfection

    :  a wasting or wearing away :  ruin

    :  destruction, death

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