decay (v.)
be destroyed, become ruined, fail
1H6 I.i.34 [Gloucester to Winchester, of King Henry V] Had not churchmen prayed, / His thread of life had not so soon decayed
AC II.i.4 [Pompey to Menecrates, of the gods] Whiles we are suitors to their throne, decays / The thing we sue for
Cym I.vi.56 [Queen to Pisanio, of Posthumus] every day that comes comes to decay / A day's work in him
Sonn 71.12 [] But let your love even with my life decay

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