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quicksand

Saltos de línea: quick|sand
Pronunciación: /ˈkwɪksand
 
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Definición de quicksand en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] (also quicksands)
1Loose wet sand that yields easily to pressure and sucks in anything resting on or falling into it: it’s best to travel with a local as there are quicksands
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Victims are sucked down by quicksands and drowned by the tides that can race in faster than a man can run.
  • When an old coach route from Lancaster to Kendal used to take a shortcut across the bay, several coaches were either overtaken by the tide or sucked under in quicksand.
  • Far from holding the intellectual high ground, economics rests on foundations of quicksand.
1.1A bad or dangerous situation from which it is hard to escape: John found himself sinking fast in financial quicksand
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Unconventional measures - quantitative easing - seem to have been sufficient to avoid the quicksand of deflation.
  • Each day we seem to sink deeper into the quicksand of self-indulgence.
  • Our constitutional system, despite six major revisions, has apparently become trapped by a quicksand of confusion.

Words that rhyme with quicksand

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