Definition of “pitfall” - English Dictionary

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“pitfall” in American English

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pitfallnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɪtˌfɔl/

an unexpected danger 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 /ˈpɪtfɔːl/ us

a problem, used especially about problems that may happen in the future:

He took financial advice 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)