HyperDic: die_back

English > 1 sense of the expression die back:
VERBchangedie back, die downsuffer from a disease that kills shoots
English > die back: 1 sense > verb 1, change
MeaningSuffer from a disease that kills shoots.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymdie down
Broadershrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherwither, as with a loss of moisture
Nounsdiebacka disease of plants characterized by the gradual dying of the young / young shoots starting at the tips and progressing to the larger branches

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