Definitions for debacledəˈbɑ kəl, -ˈbæk əl, deɪ-

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  1. debacle, fiasco(noun)

    a sudden and violent collapse

  2. debacle(noun)

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

  3. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping(noun)

    a sound defeat

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  1. Debacle(n.)

    a complete and ludicrous failure; a rout, as of an army; a great disaster; a fiasco.

  2. Origin: [F. dbcle, fr. dbcler to unbar, break loose; pref. d- (prob. = L. dis) + bcler to bolt, fr. L. baculum a stick.]

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  1. debacle(Noun)

    An event or enterprise that ends suddenly and disastrously, often with humiliating consequences.

  2. debacle(Noun)

    A breaking up of a natural dam, usually made of ice, by a river and the ensuing rush of water.

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  1. Debacle(noun)

    a breaking or bursting forth; a violent rush or flood of waters which breaks down opposing barriers, and hurls forward and disperses blocks of stone and other debris

  2. Origin: [F. dbcle, fr. dbcler to unbar, break loose; pref. d- (prob. = L. dis) + bcler to bolt, fr. L. baculum a stick.]


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