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wither
used in The Grapes of Wrath

2 uses
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Definition
to shrivel (wrinkle and contract — usually from lack of water)

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • If the young thrusting plant withered in drought or drowned in a flood of rain, it was no more to the driver than to the tractor.
    Chapter 5 (58% in)
  • I seen one where it's hot an' fine, an' walnut trees an' berries; an' right behind, close as a mule's ass to his withers, they's a tall up mountain covered with snow.
    Chapter 17 (82% in)

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