for the worse meaning

  "for the worse" in a sentence
To a worse state

[American slang]
adj. phr. or adv. phr. For something that is worse or not as good, with a worse result. He bought a new car but it turned out to be for the worse. The sick man's condition changed for the worse.
Compare: TAKE A TURN.


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  1. she felt that she had arranged every thing extremely well, and that any alteration must be for the worse.
  2. in his case no change could have been for the worse unless it reduced him to almost absolute nakedness and starvation.
  3. big change in companies is mostly for the worse
  4. what has shifted for the worse is financial-market sentiment
  5. but things took a turn for the worse and two weeks iater.

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  4. for the taking meaning
  5. for the time being meaning
  6. for to meaning
  7. for toffee meaning
  8. for vain meaning
  9. for values of meaning
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