pitfall Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “pitfall” in the English Dictionary

"pitfall" in British English

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pitfallnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈpɪt.fɔːl/  us   /-fɑːl/
a ​likelymistake or ​problem in a ​situation: The ​store fell into one of the ​major pitfalls of ​smallbusiness, ​borrowing from ​suppliers by ​payingbills late. There's a ​video that ​tells new ​students about pitfalls to avoid.
(Definition of pitfall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pitfall" in American English

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pitfallnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪtˌfɔl/
an ​unexpecteddanger or ​difficulty: Who ​knows what ​kind of pitfalls they’re going to ​run into.
(Definition of pitfall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pitfall" in Business English

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pitfallnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   /ˈpɪtfɔːl/
a problem, used especially about problems that may ​happen in the future: He took ​financialadvice on how to avoid the pitfalls of setting up your own ​business. common/​potential pitfalls
(Definition of pitfall from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pitfall”
in Arabic شرك…
in Korean 위험, 곤란…
in Portuguese perigo (imprevisto), armadilha, perigo…
in Catalan trampa, escull…
in Japanese 隠れた危険, 落とし穴…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐患, 陷阱…
in Turkish beklenmedik tehlike, tuzak…
in Russian возможная ошибка, сложность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱患, 陷阱…
in Italian trabocchetto, tranello…
in Polish pułapka…
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