decline (v.)
sink, fall to a low level
Ham I.v.50[Ghost to Hamlet, of Gertrude and Claudius] what a falling off was there ... to decline / Upon a wretch whose natural gifts were poor / To those of mine!
Tim IV.i.20[Timon alone] Degrees, observances, customs, and laws, / Decline to your confounding contraries
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