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pitfall

Syllabification: pit·fall
Pronunciation: /ˈpitˌfôl
 
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Definition of pitfall in English:

noun

1A hidden or unsuspected danger or difficulty.
Example sentences
  • He bought some books on self-publishing and brushed up on the perils and pitfalls involved.
  • No matter how often you've done this job before there are still hidden snags and pitfalls along the way.
  • How do you deal with difficult grandchildren while avoiding the pitfalls of interfering or being over-critical?
Synonyms
hazard, danger, risk, peril, difficulty, catch, snag, stumbling block, drawback
1.1A covered pit used as a trap.
Example sentences
  • Well anyways, it was caught in a trap, a pitfall.
  • If she accidentally stumbled across a trap or a pitfall, she would get out of the mess and warn everyone else of the danger.
  • The summed total of three sampling days for each of the 12 pitfall traps (three traps at four tidal heights) was used for each year in subsequent statistical analyses.

Words that rhyme with pitfall

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