waste\ away


waste\ away
1. I
he's wasting away он чахнет /тает/
2. XVI
waste away for (through, with, etc.) smth. waste away for lack of food (through illness, with anxiety, etc.) худеть от голода и т.д.; waste away to smth. waste away to skin and bone /to a skeleton/ превратиться в скелет; during her illness she wasted away to only fifty kilograms за время болезни она так похудела, что весила всего пятьдесят килограммов

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • waste away — ˌwaste a ˈway [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they waste away he/she/it wastes away present participle wasting away past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • waste away — {v.} To become more thin and weak every day. * /Jane is wasting away with tuberculosis./ * /After Mrs. Barnes died, her husband wasted away with grief./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • waste away — index decay, diminish, ebb, languish, lessen Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • waste away — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms waste away : present tense I/you/we/they waste away he/she/it wastes away present participle wasting away past tense wasted away past participle wasted away to gradually become thinner and weaker over a… …   English dictionary

  • waste away — 1. to gradually become thin and weak. He stopped eating and wasted away until he looked like a shadow. 2. to be damaged or rubbed away by weather. Good soil can waste away quickly if it s not cared for properly …   New idioms dictionary

  • waste away — PHRASAL VERB If someone wastes away, they become extremely thin or weak because they are ill or worried and they are not eating properly. [V P] Persons dying from cancer grow thin and visibly waste away …   English dictionary

  • waste away — Synonyms and related words: Sanforize, abate, ablate, absorb, age, assimilate, atomize, atrophy, attenuate, bate, be consumed, be eaten away, be gone, bleed white, break up, burn up, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, cheat the undertaker, come… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • waste\ away — v To become more thin and weak every day. Jane is wasting away with tuberculosis. After Mrs. Barnes died, her husband wasted away with grief …   Словарь американских идиом

  • waste away — become progressively weaker and more emaciated. → waste …   English new terms dictionary

  • waste away — verb To lose energy and become weak and feeble. She watched him wasting away from lack of food or exercise …   Wiktionary

  • waste away phr v — Old sewage workers never die, they just waste away …   English expressions


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