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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sudden and violent collapse; A sound defeat; Flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer.

Usage examples (39)
  • After last week's debacle, this week's game was an important one.
  • To say that this debacle was a debacle is a vast understatement.
  • If this debacle is allowed to happen it will make the Jimmy Carter years look like paradise.
  • The health care debacle is way, way, off the front pages. for more
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