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worst

  

      adj  
1       the superlative of       bad  
      adv  
2    in the most extreme or bad manner or degree  
3    least well, suitably, or acceptably  
4    in combination   in or to the smallest degree or extent; least  
worst-loved     
      n  
5    the worst   the least good or most inferior person, thing, or part in a group, narrative, etc.  
6    often preceded by: at   the most poor, unpleasant, or unskilled quality or condition  
television is at its worst these days     
7    the greatest amount of damage or wickedness of which a person or group is capable  
the invaders came and did their worst     
8    the weakest effort or poorest achievement that a person or group is capable of making  
the applicant did his worst at the test because he did not want the job     
9    the worst  
a    in the least favourable interpretation or view  
b    under the least favourable conditions  
10    if the worst comes to the worst   if all the more desirable alternatives become impossible or if the worst possible thing happens  
11    come off worst or get the worst of it   to enjoy the least benefit from an issue or be defeated in it  
      vb  
12    tr   to get the advantage over; defeat or beat  
     (Old English wierrest; related to Old Frisian wersta, Old Saxon, Old High German wirsisto, Old Norse verstr)  


worst case  
      n  
a    a situation in which the most unfavourable conditions prevail  
b    (as modifier)  
a worst-case projection of a massive accident     
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worst

  

      vb   beat, best, blow out of the water     (slang)   clobber     (slang)   conquer, crush, defeat, gain the advantage over, get the better of, lick     (informal)   master, overcome, overpower, overthrow, run rings around     (informal)   subdue, subjugate, undo, vanquish, wipe the floor with     (informal)  

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