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downfall

noun [S] uk   /ˈdaʊn.fɔːl/  us   /-fɑːl/
(something that causes) the usually sudden destruction of a person, organization, or government and their loss of power, money, or health: Rampant corruption brought about the downfall of the government. In the end, it was the continual drinking that was his downfall.
Translations of “downfall”
in Chinese (Traditional) 衰敗, 倒臺,垮臺, 垮掉的原因…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衰败, 倒台,垮台, 垮掉的原因…
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