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meltdown

noun (FAILURE)    /ˈmelt.daʊn/
[U] a complete failure, especially in financial matters: financial/economic/market meltdown The last few months have seen the progressive meltdown of the country's political system.FailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement [C or U] informal an occasion when a person becomes extremely upset and is not able to deal with a problem or situationCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
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