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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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Yesterday while the Senate was unearthing facts to sort out the #dengvaxia debacle, I prayed hard so that a 7 year old girl I visited in a hospital will recover from organ failure due to severe #dengue,' he wrote.
DEBACLE Hillary Clinton was cleared over email claims
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) unleashed a 15-year plan to the partners in a conference to adapt to common debacles on the premise of National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP).
Since taking office Mr Kenny has stumbled from one debacle to another.
The Chocolate Debacle is a captivating story where two lonely people come together and form an odd friendship that comes to an abrupt and troubling end on the day Flo dies.
All interactions will be oneon- one to ensure free and fair review of the poll debacle," a senior AICC functionary said.
Mr Swire replied: "If he doesn't know the answer, we do and that is to make sure that this sorry debacle is cleared up quickly.
In the first programme it was clear they were incapable of sorting out the stray horse problem that plagues their area, so the Lynette White debacle should come as no surprise.
KARACHI, July 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): An-alleged terrorist of Jandullah reportedly involved in City court attack and debacle of Ashura was injured here on Tuesday during cross firing with police in Dhobi-Ghat area of Karachi.
KARACHI, July 13, 2010 (Frontier Star): An-alleged terrorist of Jandullah reportedly involved in City court attack and debacle of Ashura was injured here on Tuesday during cross firing with police in Dhobi-Ghat area of Karachi.
CDATA[ The killing of Hamas co-founder al-Mabhouh turns into the aDubai Debacle.
Debacle es un sustantivo femenino que procede del frances y significa "desastre, ruina o derrota".