worse adj.

VERBS be, feel, look, seem I feel even worse today! | become, get, grow The problem is getting worse all the time. The pain grew worse. | make sth Ignoring the problem will make it worse.

ADV. considerably, dramatically, far, a good/great deal, infinitely, a lot, (very) much, a sight, significantly It's much worse for the parents than it is for the child. Things could be a sight worse than they are. | almost The area seemed almost worse than the city he had left. | a little, rather, slightly, substantially | progressively, steadily The problem became progressively worse. | even, still We've run out of petrol. Worse still, we can't get any more until tomorrow.

worsen verb

ADV. considerably, dramatically, markedly, significantly The problem has worsened considerably in recent months. | steadily | rapidly | suddenly

VERB + WORSEN continue to The economic recession has continued to worsen.