doom Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"doom" in British English

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doomnoun [U]

uk   us   /duːm/
C2 death, ​destruction, or any very ​badsituation that cannot be ​avoided: A ​sense of doom ​hung over the ​entirecountry. The ​newspapers are always ​full of doom and ​gloom (= ​badnews and ​unhappiness) these ​days.

doomverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /duːm/
to make someone or something ​certain to do or ​experience something ​unpleasant, or to make something ​badcertain to ​happen: [+ to infinitive] Are we doomed torepeat the ​mistakes of the past? Mounting ​debts doomed the ​factory toclosure.
(Definition of doom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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doomnoun [U]

 us   /dum/
death, ​destruction, or any very ​badsituation that cannot be ​avoided: A ​sense of doom ​hung over the ​entirecountry.

doomverb [T]

 us   /dum/
to be the ​certaincause of someone or something having a ​bad end, esp. to ​die or to ​fail: The ​effort is doomed to ​failure. He was doomed to be a one-term ​president like Jimmy Carter.
(Definition of doom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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