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landslide

Pronunciation: /ˈlændslaɪd/

Translation of landslide in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Geography/Geografía] derrumbamiento (masculine) or derrumbe (masculine) or desprendimiento (masculine) de tierras
    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.
    1.2 [Politics/Política] victoria (feminine) aplastante or arrolladora; (before noun/delante del nombre) [majority] aplastante, abrumador; [victory] aplastante, arrollador
    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.

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