Tuesday, September 09, 2003

de·ba·cle    ( P )  

  1. A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat; a rout.

  2. A total, often ludicrous failure.

  3. The breaking up of ice in a river.

  4. A violent flood.

[French débâcle, from débâcler, to unbar, from Old French desbacler : des-, de- + bacler, to bar
(from Vulgar Latin *bacculre, from Latin baculum, rod. See bak- in Indo-European Roots).]

How bad was last night's game? At the start of the fourth quarter, I switched on the Sandra Bullock movie on HBO.

That's how bad it was.

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