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Dictionary definition for: Doom

1. (n) an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it" "that''s unfortunate but it isn''t the end of the world"

2. (v) decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist"

3. (v) pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

4. (v) make certain of the failure or destruction of; "This decision will doom me to lose my position"

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