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catastrophe

1. Theatre the denouement of a play, esp a classical tragedy
2. any sudden and violent change in the earth's surface caused by flooding, earthquake, or some other rapid process
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Toyotas program extends to the Gold Star families and goes a step further to include service members who have been catastrophically injured.We value our customers and recognize the sacrifices these heroes have made to defend our freedoms, said Anna Sampang, Toyota Financial Services vice president of service operations.
It is sobering to think that while many people in Britain have become very ill, or have even died, for lack of "expensive" treatment, the cosseted Royals, such as the catastrophically pointless Prince Andrew, will squander thousands.
Jesus stated clearly that it will be "business as usual" right up until He catastrophically intervenes again in the affairs of mankind with what is popularly known as 'The Second Coming of Christ'.
"Glorious defeat would put the dream back catastrophically, even if some enjoyed the journey.
The parachutist's 15,000ft jump went catastrophically wrong on Saturday, and saw her land in a housing estate in Shotton Colliery near Peterlee.
"Now that I have been entrusted with that responsibility, I will ensure we never lose focus of our core purposes--to give catastrophically wounded and disabled veterans a voice in media, society and government, as well as deliver programs and services that tangibly impact those we serve.
On Tuesday, David Crompton admitted the force got the policing of the match "catastrophically wrong" and "unequivocally" accepted the inquest jury's conclusions.
Post-flight maintenance revealed the engine had catastrophically failed and had completely seized.
EMMERDALE ITV 7pm Nicola's decision to take baby Amba for a stroll goes catastrophically wrong when, sheltering from the rain in the barn, she ends up locking herself in.
Catastrophically lacking" - Joanna Lumley who is appearing in a Comic Relief special of The Great British Bake Off.
The most plausible explanation to that was that the aircraft had finally run out of the fuel before it catastrophically crashed into the Ocean.
Despite that, General Motors simply isn't the same company that failed so catastrophically during the recession.