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abyss

noun [C usually singular] uk   /əˈbɪs/ us  

abyss noun [C usually singular] (HOLE)

literary a very deep hole that seems to have no bottom

abyss noun [C usually singular] (BAD SITUATION)

a difficult situation that brings trouble or destruction: The country is sinking/plunging into an abyss of violence and lawlessness. She found herself on the edge of an abyss.
Translations of “abyss”
in Spanish abismo, Abismo…
in French abîme…
in German der Abgrund…
in Chinese (Traditional) 洞, 深淵…
in Russian бездна…
in Turkish hiç iyiye gitmeyen kötü bir durum, çok derin çukur, cehennem çukuru…
in Chinese (Simplified) 洞, 深渊…
in Polish otchłań, przepaść…
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