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debacle

Geography
1. the breaking up of ice in a river during spring or summer, often causing flooding
2. a violent rush of water carrying along debris

debacle

Misfortune; calamity; setback. Pronounced "dee-bock-el."
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FIFA chiefs in Switzerland will descend on FAI headquarters tomorrow to carry out a probe into the unfolding debacle.
Earlier in December, Yeh said that he was committed to reaching a satisfactory conclusion to the debacle as soon as possible.
"Perhaps he just wanted to take his job," said Kroos, after former Germany captain Ballack had told DW he was surprised LE[micro]w was still in charge of the national team following the World Cup debacle in Russia.
Justice Nisar further remarked that the SC was involved in the case to know the reasons behind PIA's debacle. 'PIA administration should be in able hands,' he further added.
Her letter to the cross-party group of MPs comes after Mrs Morgan demanded details on the June 1 debacle and the "chaos" it caused.
The councillor who had been in charge of the salvage division during the bin debacle has been replaced, no doubt because of the chaos that was inflicted on the public.
Raila left at around 11.30pm without addressing the press on the debacle.
The Clinton debacle is a farcical travesty that has made the States look ridiculous throughout the world.
Oublies [beaucoup moins que] le miracle de Medinah [beaucoup plus grand que] et [beaucoup moins que] la debacle de Gleneagles [beaucoup plus grand que], l'heure est a [beaucoup moins que] la revanche de Chaska [beaucoup plus grand que] : les Etats-Unis ont reconquis dimanche la Ryder Cup qui leur echappait depuis 2008 en ne laissant aucune chance a l'Europe triple tenante du titre (17-11), sur le parcours de Hazeltine (Minnesota).
The attorney-general on Tuesday appointed three investigators to look into possible corruption and dereliction of duty by members of the police force concerning the debacle over the June 23 killing of businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis in Ayia Napa.
Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and two others raising a banner of revolt against the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of Bihar debacle saying that the party has been emasculated in the last one year and was being forced to kow-tow to a handful.