wither away

Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
wither away(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (medicine)
a. atrofiarse
The soldier's left foot withered away, so the doctor was forced to amputate it.El pie izquierdo del soldado se atrofió y el doctor se vio obligado a amputárselo.
2. (to shrivel up)
a. marchitarse
In the drought, all the leaves on the trees withered away.Durante la sequía, se marchitaron las hojas de todos los árboles.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to decline)
a. desvanecerse
When I could see it wasn't returned, my affection for him began to wither away.Al ver que no era correspondido, mi cariño por él empezó a desvanecerse.
b. decaer
The once mighty empire had now withered away.El antaño poderoso imperio ahora ya había decaído.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
wither away
[+flower, plant] marchitarse; [+hope] desvanecerse;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
Fun and interactive
Easy to use
Highly effective
Works on any device
Start Learning
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.