stop the rot

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stop the rot

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

Word by Word Definitions

stop play
  1. : to close by filling or obstructing

  2. : to hinder or prevent the passage of

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

  1. : cessation, end

  2. : a pause or breaking off in speech

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

  1. : serving to stop : designed to stop

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

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

  3. : to go to ruin : deteriorate

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

  2. : something rotten or rotting

  3. : a wasting putrescent disease


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