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pitfall

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈpɪt.fɔːl/  us   /-fɑːl/
a likely mistake or problem in a situation: The store fell into one of the major pitfalls of small business, borrowing from suppliers by paying bills late. There's a video that tells new students about pitfalls to avoid.
Translations of “pitfall”
in Korean 위험, 곤란…
in Arabic شرك…
in Portuguese perigo (imprevisto), armadilha, perigo…
in Catalan trampa, escull…
in Japanese 隠れた危険, 落とし穴…
in Italian trabocchetto, tranello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱患, 陷阱…
in Russian возможная ошибка, сложность…
in Turkish beklenmedik tehlike, tuzak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐患, 陷阱…
in Polish pułapka…
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