worse
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worse(
wuhrs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bad)
a. peor
I am in a worse position than yesterday.Estoy en una posición peor que ayer.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (badly)
a. peor
They played worse than ever.Jugaron peor que nunca.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (worsening)
a. el peor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The weather took a terrible turn for the worse.El tiempo hizo un cambio terrible a peor.
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worse
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (comparative of bad)
a. peor
there's nothing worse than…no hay nada peor que…
to get worseempeorar
it could have been worsepodría haber sido peor
to make matters worseempeorar las cosas
to go from bad to worseir de mal en peor
I'm none the worse for itno me afectó en nada
so much the worse for them!¡peor para ellos!
she was the worse for drinkestaba bastante bebida
2. (colloquial)
a.
to be the worse for wearestar para el arrastre
I can't go, worse luck!¡no puedo ir, qué fastidio!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (comparative of badly)
a. peor
you could do (a lot) worse than accept their offerharías bien en aceptar su oferta
I don't think any worse of her for itno tengo peor concepto de ella por eso
he is worse off than beforelas cosas le van peor que antes
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a.
there was worse to comelo peor no había llegado aún
I've seen worsehe visto cosas peores
a change for the worseun cambio a peor
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worse [wɜːs]
adjective
(compar) peor
the noise was worse at night
his essay is worse than yours su trabajo es peor que el tuyo
it could be worse podría ser peor
It's a complicated situation, but it could be worse. At least we don't have military coups over here
it's even worse than we'd predicted es todavía peor de lo que habíamos pronosticado
England's defeat was even worse than the one they had received in Oslo to [feel] worse The tranquilisers only made him feel worse I don't want to make her feel worse than she already does Worrying invariably makes you feel worse
to get worse [+weather, situation, crime] empeorar; [+patient] empeorar; ponerse peor
she got worse during the night You'll get worse unless you go back to bed
my cold is getting worse mi resfriado va a peor; my eyesight is getting worse mi vista va a peor; cada vez veo peor; cada vez tengo peor vista; his behaviour is getting worse su comportamiento es cada vez peor
After this, her behaviour got worse, particularly at mealtimes my memory's getting worse He seems to be getting worse; I don't like him going out of the house by himself any more The rain was getting worse The weather got progressively worse until we lost sight of the other ships
to get worse and worse ponerse cada vez peor; ir de mal en peor
After her daughter's birth things just got worse and worse The food shortages are getting worse and worse
things will get worse before they get better las cosas empeorarán antes de que se les vea la punta; it gets worse (preparing sb for bad news) lo peor no es eso
Wait, it gets worse. It turns out that the car that killed Myra belonged to her next-door neighbour "Are you married?" "Yes, worse luck" "Is that the truth?" "It is, worse luck!" replied Squeers
to make sth worse empeorar algo
the situation was made worse... you've made it worse by trying to rub it out in adding these extra colours he has made the painting worse the situation is being made worse by the lack of clean water to make [matters] worse to make [things] worse
it'll only make matters or things worse sólo empeorará las cosas; and, to make matters worse, ... y, para colmo de desgracia, ...
She just made matters worse by trying to make excuses for him Military intervention would only make matters worse
he appeared none the worse for his ordeal no parecía desmejorado a pesar de su terrible experiencia
The children had been on their own for a week but they were none the worse for it We do have harsh conditions, I know, but we're none the worse for that
there's nothing worse than ... no hay nada peor que ...
There is nothing worse than being stuck in an airport lounge when all the bars and restaurants are closed
to be worse off estar peor
he is now worse off than before está peor ahora que antes; she's now worse off than before she changed jobs está peor ahora que cuando cambió de trabajo; he'd be two pounds a week worse off tendría dos libras menos a la semana
it's like last time, only worse es como la última vez, solo que peor
It's like the herpes virus, only worse It became a bit like swimming the Channel, only worse because it went on for months rather than hours
to be the worse for drink ir cargado de copas (informal)
He came home from the pub very much the worse for drink ...a tall elderly woman, untidily dressed and rather the worse for drink Far from helping, it made things worse it'll only make things worse They're anxious about any kind of change, fearing that a radical approach will only make things worse to be the worse for [wear] clothes, furniture, object ...a rather limited choice of wedding dresses, all of which looked the worse for wear some of the paintings in the museum are decidedly the worse for wear he was noticeably the worse for wear In the fourth round both fighters suffered cuts over the eyes and the champion was beginning to look the worse for wear Their father returned the worse for wear from the pub ...an occasion where I had one too many to drink at the bar and went on stage very much the worse for wear there are worse [things] There are worse things to do in life than have a drink, eat a hamburger, and stay out late There are worse things in the world to worry about than one's failed love life worse things have happened I was down at first, but you have to look at this philosophically - worse things happen in the world and I am a lucky person really worse things happen at sea
what was worse para colmo (de males)
This time the key jammed and, what was worse, he couldn't get it out again ...a rapidly aging rural population and, what is worse, young people leaving the area in droves
adverb
(compar) peor
I sang worse than he did or than him yo cantaba peor que él
Kpelle children performed worse than American children of the same age Worse, people are spending less nowadays
you could or might do worse than give her a call sería aconsejable que la llamarás
Someone looking for some winter sun could do worse than head for Spain The rest of you might do worse than read a few books on the subject With financial markets likely to erupt again this morning, the City faithful might do worse than offer up a prayer to St Matthew
noun
for the worse
it's a change for the worse es un cambio a peor
There were constant changes, usually for the worse
there was worse to come worse was to come lo peor todavía estaba por verse; aún quedaba lo peor
He was working with kids who had no respect for authority. That was an eye opener for him. But worse was to come Later in the year, worse was to come, with stocks falling to almost half their April value
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