What is the opposite of burgeon?

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Opposite of to develop or grow rapidly
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Opposite of to produce flowers, or to be in flower
“As the plants began to wither and die, John regretted the fact that he hadn't installed the expensive irrigation system he had considered buying the year before.”
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Opposite of to prosper or be successful
“If you fail to assume the responsibility, your business will bust before it booms.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to be exceptionally proficient in an activity or subject
“He had the perfect physique to be a professional athlete, which was so ironic considering his innate ability to fail at every sport he played.”
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Opposite of to expand or be expanded through the act of filling
“My father eases the jeep back down the narrow planks, and we deflate the tires to avoid a similar fate.”
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Opposite of to prosper or flourish, or to attain control or ascendancy
“If you are intent on composing fine poems from the outset, you will trail the others.”
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Opposite of to increase in strength
“If you continue to get injured, you will weaken the joint and increase the risk of fracture.”
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