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DEBACLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does debacle mean? 

DEBACLE (noun)
  The noun DEBACLE has 3 senses:

1. a sudden and violent collapse
2. flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
3. a sound defeat

  Familiarity information: DEBACLE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEBACLE (noun)


Sense 1debacle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden and violent collapse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

debacle; fiasco

Hypernyms ("debacle" is a kind of...):

collapse (a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in)


Sense 2debacle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("debacle" is a kind of...):

alluvion; deluge; flood; inundation (the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land)


Sense 3debacle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sound defeat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

walloping; trouncing; thrashing; drubbing; slaughter; whipping; debacle

Hypernyms ("debacle" is a kind of...):

defeat; licking (an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest)


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