What does “wither” mean? (With a quiz question!)
December 25, 2010 in Vocab
What does “wither” mean?
Part of Speech: verb
Pronunciations: IPA: /ˈwɪ.ðər/ Glossary-style: [WIH-ther]
Definition: dry up; become wrinkled from a lack of moisture (Ex: withered leaves). decay, die, or lose vitality. abash, cause to be speechless, or stun (Ex: to wither with an icy glance).
Example: My father cast me a withering glance from across the table when he saw that I was about to tell everybody the story of how he got a speeding ticket.
Practice vocab question for “wither”
Cruella ’s icy glance withered Jeeves, causing him to lose all of his ——-.