downfall Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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downfallnoun [S]

uk   /ˈdaʊn.fɔːl/  us   /-fɑːl/
(something that ​causes) the usually ​suddendestruction of a ​person, ​organization, or ​government and ​theirloss of ​power, ​money, or ​health: Rampant ​corruptionbrought about the downfall of the ​government. In the end, it was the ​continualdrinking that was his downfall.
(Definition of downfall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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downfallnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑʊnˌfɔl/
something that ​causes the ​destruction of a ​person, ​organization, or ​government and that ​causes a ​loss of ​power, ​money, or ​health: In the end, ​ambition was his downfall.
(Definition of downfall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “downfall”
in Chinese (Simplified) 衰败, 倒台,垮台, 垮掉的原因…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衰敗, 倒臺,垮臺, 垮掉的原因…
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