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English definition of “downfall”


noun [S]     /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.Losing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
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