stop the rot

Definition of stop the rot


  1. :  to stop things from getting worse The team stopped the rot with a 5–0 win last night.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to close by filling or obstructing

    :  to hinder or prevent the passage of

    :  to get in the way of :  be wounded or killed by

  1. :  cessation, end

    :  a pause or breaking off in speech

    :  a graduated set of organ pipes of similar design and tone quality

  1. :  serving to stop :  designed to stop

  1. :  to undergo decomposition from the action of bacteria or fungi

    :  to become unsound or weak (as from use or chemical action)

    :  to go to ruin :  deteriorate

  1. :  the process of rotting :  the state of being rotten :  decay

    :  something rotten or rotting

    :  a wasting putrescent disease

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a brief usually trivial fact

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