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landslide

landslide


land·slide  (lndsld)
n.
1.
a. The downward sliding of a relatively dry mass of earth and rock.
b. The mass that slides. Also called landslip.
2.
a. An overwhelming majority of votes for a political party or candidate.
b. An election that sweeps a party or candidate into office.
3. A great victory.

landsliding n.

landslide [ˈlændˌslaɪd]
n
1. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) Also called landslip
a.  the sliding of a large mass of rock material, soil, etc., down the side of a mountain or cliff
b.  the material dislodged in this way
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a.  an overwhelming electoral victory
b.  (as modifier) a landslide win

landslide  (lndsld)
1. The rapid downward sliding of a mass of earth and rock. Landslides usually move over a confined area. Many kinds of events can trigger a landslide, such as the oversteepening of slopes by erosion associated with rivers, glaciers, or ocean waves; heavy snowmelt which saturates soil and rock; or earthquakes that lead to the failure of weak slopes.
2. The mass of soil and rock that moves in this way.


landslide  /lndslad/  n. 1 a large collapse of rocks and earth down a slope: A landslide blocked the coastal road. 2 fig. a very big win, esp. in an election: The new President won by a landslide. landslide

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