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English definition of “pitfall”

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.
(Definition of pitfall from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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