1. To break down, literally or metaphorically; SYN. fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder.
2. To cause to burst; SYN. burst.
3. To fold or close up, as of an umbrella or a music stand.
4. To lose significance, effectiveness, or value.
ETYM Pref. re- + cede. Related to Recede.
1. To move back and away from; SYN. fall back, retire.
2. To cede back to a former possessor.
shed / ˈʃed /
(Irregular preterit, past participle: shed).
1. To cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; of animals; SYN. molt, exuviate, moult, slough.
2. To get rid of; SYN. cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop.
sink / ˈsɪŋk /
(Irregular preterit, past participle: sank, sunk).
1. To cause to sink.
2. To descend into some soft substance.
3. To fall or drop to a lower place or level; SYN. drop, drop down.
4. To go under,; SYN. settle, go down, go under.
5. To pass into a specified state or condition; SYN. pass, lapse.
1. To sink or fall to a lower level; SYN. lessen.
2. To sink or fall; SYN. settle.
take off / ˈteɪk ˈɒf /
1. To mimic or imitate, esp. in an amusing or satirical manner
2. To prove fatal
3. To remove clothes
4. To take away or remove,
5. To take off from the ground, as of an aircraft or balloon; SYN. lift off.
6. To take time off from work; stop working temporarily; SYN. take time off.
When an airplane leaves the ground and flies up into the air, it takes off.
When a business or other organized activity becomes very successful, it takes off.
wane / weɪn /
1. To become smaller.
2. To decrease in phase.
1. To use inefficiently or inappropriately
2. To get rid of
3. To run off as waste:; SYN. run off.
4. To spend thoughtlessly; throw away; SYN. blow, squander.
5. To cause to grow thin or weak; SYN. emaciate, macerate.
6. To waste away; SYN. rot.