In fact, by demanding too much, you can often worsen the chances for a deal.
The various factions seem to be waiting to worsen an already unstable environment.
Or they go without care, allow their condition to worsen, and then get taken to an emergency room.
I suspect these are real possibilities, should the shortage continue to worsen.
U.S. officials say neither do they want relations with Egypt to worsen.
I was worsen you afore I struck it; an' now, why, I wouldn't care to call the Queen me aunt!'
Methinks yon lazy Joan might lift one, and be none the worsen.
Economic conditions may worsen, and military power decline; but such processes imply no physiological degeneration.
It's wanter Systum that's the curse uv Australia; an' Ted's got it worsen most.
For the true artistic sense impels one to work always—and always to better and not worsen, what it touches.
"to make worse," Old English wyrsian, from the root of worse. The reflexive sense of "to get worse, become worse off" first attested 1795 and elevated into literary use c.1800-30, where formerly worse (v.) had served. Related: Worsened; worsening.