1. waste away; be emaciated
    • 母は長い病気ですっかりやせこけている
    • My mother 「has lost a lot of weight [is emaciated] because of her long illness.
    • 彼は骨と皮ばかりにやせこけた
    • He was reduced to 「a mere skeleton [skin and bones]./He was worn to a shadow.
    • やせこけた顔
    • a haggard face
    • やせこけた姿を人前にさらしたくない
    • I do not want people to see my emaciated figure.