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English definition of “undoing”

undoing

noun [S]     /ʌnˈduː.ɪŋ/ formal
the cause of someone's failure, or of their loss of power or money: Greed has been the undoing of many a businessman.FailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
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