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pratfallnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpræt.fɔːl/  us   /-fɑːl/
mainly US a ​fall in which a ​personlands on ​theirbottom, ​especially for a ​humorouseffect in a ​play, ​film, etc. an ​embarrassingdefeat or ​failure: Most of us get over the pratfalls of ​childhood.
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