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shrivel up

v.
1. To become completely shrunken and wrinkled: The leaves shriveled up and fell off the tree.
2. To cause something to become completely shrunken and wrinkled: The lack of rain shriveled up my roses. Soaking in the tub for too long will shrivel your skin up.
3. To lose vitality or intensity; dwindle: The buying power of the dollar shriveled up as inflation worsened.
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As this type of shrivel commonly occurs during advanced stages of ripening, it becomes more and more conspicuous prior to cormmercial harvest.
Cabernet Sauvignon clusters display late-season dehydration shrivel.
If two adjacent squirts aren't related, their respective ampullae blacken and shrivel upon contact.
Bacillus spores quickly shrivel in dry times and bloat with a blast of humidity.
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Hoe round annuals, preferably on a dry sunny day with a good breeze, and watch the weeds wilt, shrivel and die
Apart from Washington state, berry shrivel has been observed in other major grapegrowing areas, including California, Oregon, British Columbia and recently, Italy.
Petunias often shrivel from root fungus attack, and annual vinca is most notorious for becoming instantly infested with leaf and root fungi that, virtually overnight, can utterly decimate the plant.
Frost harms them, while warmth makes them sprout and shrivel.
It has been suggested that dance critics came not in a group but a shrivel, not as a gathering but a smear.
When temperatures drop below freezing, Arctic springtails (Megapborura arctica) lose massive amounts of water and shrivel into little husks.
HOEING on a hot day is a great idea - the weeds shrivel up on the soil surface so they can be safely left there to die.
DON'T get water on the leaves of houseplants on window sills or they'll shrivel.
As the voracious fungus eats its way into the cacao plants, causing leaves to shrivel and the fruit to putrefy from within, many cash-strapped growers are forced to chop down and sell the tall-standing trees that grant them the necessary shade to grow the plants.
But remember to look for volumes to shrivel and the price pattern to converge upon an apex for validity.