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doom

noun [U] uk   /duːm/ us  
C2 death, destruction, or any very bad situation that cannot be avoided: A sense of doom hung over the entire country. The newspapers are always full of doom and gloom (= bad news and unhappiness) these days.

doom

verb [T usually passive] uk   /duːm/ us  
to make someone or something certain to do or experience something unpleasant, or to make something bad certain to happen: [+ to infinitive] Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past? Mounting debts doomed the factory to closure.
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