debacle debacle  /də ˈbɑ kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sudden and violent collapse
  2. (n) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
  3. (n) a sound defeat

Usage(s):

  • The debacle of the team at the T20 championship angered the fans all over the country.

News

  1. The book's still open on 'think like a Nazi' debacle

    The book's still open on 'think like a Nazi' debacle Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:34 pm, Thursday, June 20, 2013 The Albany school district teacher who asked students to think like a Nazi and "argue that Jews are evil" for a persuasive writing assignment never returned to the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Kotaku Non-Gamer Simplifies Xbox One Debacle For People Who Don’t Care | Deadspin Report: Aaron Hern

    Kotaku Non-Gamer Simplifies Xbox One Debacle For People Who Don’t Care | Deadspin Report: Aaron Hernandez Arrest "Likely" | Lifehacker How I Motivated Myself to Face My Weight and Debt Problems | Jalopnik Watch Jerry Seinfeld Do Burnouts In David Letterman's V8 Volvo Wagon
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Deadspin

  3. Vikings TE John Carlson laments 'debacle' of 2012 season

    Despite the solid season by the Minnesota Vikings last season with an unexpected 10-6, the year was disappointing for one player in particular. Tight end John Carlson says his first year with the franchise was a "debacle", according to an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press . Carlson was virtually non-existent after coming over via free agency from the Seattle Seahawks . The former Notre ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SB Nation

Quotes

  1. "The big thing is the mental rest," Pietersen said. "This year has been one of the toughest of my career, with the captaincy debacle in January plus the injury. This break has refreshed my head and who knows how I'll come back as a player. My...
    on Oct 29, 2009 By: Kevin Pietersen Source: Times Online

  2. "The whole thing was a mistake. It was a huge debacle," A-Rod said Thursday after finalizing his $275 million, 10-year contract. "For me it was very stressful. It was a very humbling experience. I knew what I wanted from Day 1. The mistake I...
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "After what I have seen in this match I am obviously doing something wrong......we were second best everywhere. I was bitterly disappointed by the performance and want to apologise to our fans who made the trip out here to watch this debacle,"...
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: John Toshack Source: Eatsleepsport.com

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