run to seed

run to seed

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  • run\ to\ seed — • go to seed • run to seed v. phr. 1. To grow seeds. Onions go to seed in hot weather. 2. To lose skill or strength; stop being good or useful. Sometimes a good athlete runs to seed when he gets too old for sports. Mr. Allen was a good carpenter… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run to seed — go/run to seed to stop taking care of your appearance so that you no longer look attractive. I almost didn t recognize John. He s really gone to seed since his wife left him …   New idioms dictionary

  • run to seed — ► go (or run) to seed 1) cease flowering as the seeds develop. 2) deteriorate. Main Entry: ↑seed …   English terms dictionary

  • run to seed — phrasal 1. : to expend or exhaust vitality in producing seed 2. : to cease growing : lose vital force let his mind run to seed …   Useful english dictionary

  • run to seed — See: GO TO SEED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run to seed — See: GO TO SEED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run to seed — phrasal see go to seed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • run to seed — fertilize a seed; wear out, become neglected …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To run to seed — Run Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • run to seed — Be worn out, go to waste, be impoverished …   New dictionary of synonyms

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