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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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Director NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz welcomed the backing of the considerable number of members for their persisting co-operation in the field of debacle administration and trusted that incorporated endeavors will accomplish focuses to manage and take after a cognizant strategy towards execution of NDMP.
Sa halip na maghanap ng paraan paano ilusot si PNoy, mas makakabuti pa kung akuin ang Mamasapano debacle, humingi ng tawad," said Ejercito.
Por su parte, debacle deriva de debacler, <<deshielo>> o <<deshelar>>, cuyo origen esta en el frances medieval desbacler, <<desbloquear>>.
There were some real minging games in there but not one of those great debacle things that we have.
BLAIR has asked us to forget about the Prescott and Clarke debacles and concentrate on the government's achievements.
Continental plan sponsors deserve to be complimented for the responsible steps they have taken to stabilize their situation after the market debacles of 2000 to 2002," says Chris McNickle, a consultant with the survey authors, Greenwich Associates.
Born Into This'' has rock singer Bono, actor Sean Penn and Schroeder trumpeting oft-told tales of drunken debacles spent with Bukowski, who at one point is caught on film kicking the living daylights out of a lover before the camera mercifully turns away.