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English definition of “make (a) nonsense of sth”

make (a) nonsense of sth

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C2 to make something appear stupid or wrong, or to spoil something: His repeated lack of promotion makes nonsense of the theory that if you work hard you'll be successful.Denying and contradictingDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of make (a) nonsense of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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