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  1. downfall

    • IPA[ˈdaʊnfɔːl]

    英式

    • n.
      a loss of power, prosperity, or status;the cause of a loss of power, prosperity, or status
    • noun: downfall, plural noun: downfalls

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a loss of power, prosperity, or status the crisis led to the downfall of the government
    • the cause of a loss of power, prosperity, or status his intractability will prove to be his downfall
    • 2. a heavy fall of rain or snow the wind was whipping up the downfall into deep drifts on the moor
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    • IPA[ˈdounˌfôl]

    美式

    • n.
      a loss of power, prosperity, or status: the crisis led to the downfall of the government

    Oxford American Dictionary