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landslide

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Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)slʌɪd
 
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Definition of landslide in English:

noun

1A collapse of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff: the road was blocked by a landslide figurative businessmen have been buried under a landslide of paperwork
More example sentences
  • Kelvin slid down the muddy slope, a landslide of earth, rock and ferns pushing him to the foot of the rise.
  • Flash flooding caused bridges to collapse and landslides are blocking roads to devastated coastal villages.
  • Troops were deployed in helicopters after landslides and collapsed buildings blocked roads.
Synonyms
2An overwhelming majority of votes for one party or candidate in an election: they won by a landslide
More example sentences
  • I maintain that if any mainstream political party were to embrace the above they would win the next General Election by a landslide.
  • The NLD won the 1990 general election by a landslide but has since been blocked from coming to power.
  • He also inaugurated his own War on Poverty, winning the 1964 election by a landslide.
Synonyms
decisive victory, runaway victory, overwhelming majority, grand slam, triumph, walkover, {game, set, and match}

Words that rhyme with landslide

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