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rot / rät/ • v. (rot·ted , rot·ting ) [intr.] (chiefly of animal or vegetable matter) decompose by the action of bacteria and fungi; decay: the chalets were neglected and their woodwork was rotting away. ∎  [tr.] cause to decay: caries sets in at a weak point and spreads to rot the whole tooth. ∎ fig. gradually deteriorate through lack of attention or opportunity: he cannot understand the way the education system has been allowed to rot. • n. 1. the process of decaying: the leaves were turning black with rot. ∎  rotten or decayed matter: she was busy cutting the rot from the potatoes. ∎  (the rot) a process of deterioration; a decline in standards: it was when they moved back to the family home that the rot set in. ∎  any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases that cause tissue deterioration, esp. in plants. 2. inf. nonsense; rubbish: don't talk rot.

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rot the rot set in a rapid succession of (usually unaccountable) failures began; rot in cricket, a rapid fall of wickets during an innings. The term is recorded from the mid 19th century.

See also rotten, winter never rots in the sky.

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rot undergo decay OE.; trans. XIV; in imprecations XVI. OE. rotian = OS. roton, MDu. roten, (also mod.) rotten, OHG. rōzzēn, rel. to MLG. röten, MHG. rœzen; cf. ROTTEN.
Hence (or — Scand.) sb. XIII.

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Rot

a file of six soldiers.

Examples : rot of musketeers, 1635; of pikemen, 1637.

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rotallot, begot, Bernadotte, blot, bot, capot, clot, cocotte, cot, culotte, dot, forgot, garrotte (US garrote), gavotte, got, grot, hot, jot, knot, lot, Mayotte, motte, not, Ott, outshot, plot, pot, rot, sans-culotte, Scot, Scott, shallot, shot, slot, snot, sot, spot, squat, stot, swat, swot, tot, trot, twat, undershot, Wat, Watt, what, wot, yacht •robot • hotshot • peridot • microdot •Wyandot • polka dot • fylfot • mascot •Caldecott • carrycot • apricot •boycott • dovecote • sandlot • melilot •polyglot • Camelot • ocelot •monoglot • sub-plot • Lancelot •cachalot • counterplot • Wilmot •guillemot • motmot • bergamot

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rot

rot (rɒt) Maths., symbol for curl (of a function)

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