go bad

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Verb1.go bad - stop operating or functioning; "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"
change - 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"
break - render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - 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"
go down, crash - stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
blow out, burn out, blow - melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"
misfire - fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
malfunction, misfunction - fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
2.go bad - become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
addle - become rotten; "addled eggs"
curdle - go bad or sour; "The milk curdled"
decay - undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
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References in classic literature ?
But Chee-Chee told them that all these things would be too heavy to carry so far and would go bad before half was eaten.
Laws knows I WANTED to go bad enough to see about Tom, and was all intending to go; but after that I wouldn't a went, not for kingdoms.
Also, if he put off asking for his wish too long it might go bad. He asked himself if he had not been hardhearted to fly away without saying good-bye to Solomon.
Also, if he put off asking for his wish too long it might go bad. He asked himself if he had not been hard-hearted to fly away without saying good-bye to Solomon.
Fed is on the fence about a counter-cyclical capital buffer, which is a new tool that in theory would encourage large banks to "sock away additional capital during the good times so they can more to fall back on when loans go bad in the bad times," according to a WSJ article.
Tomatoes with more juicy content after ripening go bad easily.
When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicole, and the Origins of Canada's Drug Laws, by Dan Malleck.
The ministry has stressed that storing, transporting or displaying food in an improper way, which does not comply with health regulations, will make it go bad quickly.
And he added: "I'm not saying all prime ministers necessarily definitely go bad, or even go bad at the same rate, but I feel I've got more to bring to this job, the job is half done, the economy's turned round, the deficit is half down and I want to finish the job.
Cheryl, 31, releases new album Only Human next month, and says of the record: "Looking back on everything that I've experienced personally, I think it is a record that says, 'Have fun, we're only human, fight on when things go bad because it's going to be fine again'.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) said that it has rolled out new definitions for assessing when loans go bad and the impact of restructured loans, which would allow banks to use national definitions to obscure their true state in upcoming EU-wide stress tests.
To date I have not had any adhesives harden or go bad using this technique.