Definition of world-shaking in English:

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(In hyperbolic use) of supreme importance or having a momentous effect: a world-shaking announcement
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  • Despite the world-shaking blasts of weaponry as the Americans try to root out the snipers, this is also a contest of wills in which the tension rises to a level that seems unbearable, and then rises again.
  • But there's no denying it was a world-shaking event.
  • The monstrous, world-shaking failure was leaving the country vulnerable.
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