the rot sets in

Definition of the rot sets in

chiefly British

  1. —used to say that things start to get really bad The rot set in when the factory closed down.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

setplay sets
  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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