pine away

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Definition of pine away

: to become thin and weak because of sadness or loss Since his wife left him, he spends his days alone, pining away.

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“Pine away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pine%20away. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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