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pall

noun [C]  us   /pɔl/

pall noun [C] (COVERING)

a dark, thick covering or cloud that blocks light: A heavy pall of smoke from the forest fires blotted out the sun. A pall can also be a feeling of being unhappy or hopeless: News of his death cast a pall over the evening.

pall

verb [I]  us   /pɔl/

pall verb [I] (BECOME LESS GOOD)

to become less interesting or enjoyable: The joy of being his own boss began to pall after working 70-hour weeks.
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