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pothole

noun [C] (HOLE)    /ˈpɒt.həʊl/ US  /ˈpɑːt.hoʊl/
a hole in a road surface that results from gradual damage caused by traffic and/or weather: The car's suspension is so good that when you hit a pothole you hardly notice it.Road surfaces and features a deep hole formed underground in limestone areas by the gradual rubbing and dissolving action of water flowing through the stoneCaves, cracks and crevices
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