The only quality product it has ever touched that did not wither in its hands is The Wall Street Journal.
Why this reluctant partnership might be best left to wither.
And second, the right-wing political class, operatives and people at think tanks, who want the welfare state to wither away.
1530s, alteration of Middle English wydderen "dry up, shrivel" (c.1300), apparently a differentiated and special use of wederen "to expose to weather" (see weather). Cf. German verwittern "to become weather-beaten," from Witter "weather."