get worse

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Verb1.get worse - deteriorate in health; "he relapsed"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
bounce back, get well, get over - improve in health; "He got well fast"
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Fighting cats are very common and if there has been a history of facial trauma from one of these fights, a damaged saliva gland is possible, however usually over a period of months, this should improve rather than get worse and if it is getting worse it may be that some veterinary intervention is required.
"When you let these things go, and people are not punished, they get worse and you have an increased chance of an incident where someone is injured or killed."