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Definitions and Synonyms of go bad | Another word for go bad | What is go bad?

Definition 1: become unfit for consumption or use - [verb of change]

Samples where go bad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the meat must be eaten before it spoils

Synonyms for go bad in the sense of this definition

(go bad is a kind of ...) undergo decay or decomposition

"The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

(... is a kind of go bad ) become rotten

"addled eggs"

(... is a kind of go bad ) go bad or sour

"The milk curdled"

Definition 2: stop operating or functioning - [verb of change]

Samples where go bad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The engine finally went
  • The car died on the road
  • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
  • The coffee maker broke
  • The engine failed on the way to town
  • her eyesight went after the accident

Synonyms for go bad in the sense of this definition

(go bad is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of go bad ) stop operating

"My computer crashed last night" "The system goes down at least once a week"

(... is a kind of go bad ) melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

"The lightbulbs blew out" "The fuse blew"

(... is a kind of go bad ) fail to fire or detonate

"The guns misfired"

(... is a kind of go bad ) fail to function or function improperly

"the coffee maker malfunctioned"

(go bad has a similar meaning as ...) render inoperable or ineffective

"You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"

(go bad has a similar meaning as ...) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

"She died from cancer" "The children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully" "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

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