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disaster /dɪˈzɑːstə $ dɪˈzæstər/ noun [uncountable and countable]

فاجعه ، حادثه بد ، مصیبت ، بلا ، ستاره ء بدبختی ، روانشناسی: فاجعه ، بازرگانی: حادثه بد ، علوم نظامی: سانحه
Synonyms: catastrophe, adversity, calamity, cataclysm, misfortune, ruin, tragedy, trouble
Related Words: accident, casualty, fatality, mishap, adversity, distress, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, rock(s)
English Thesaurus: accident, crash, collision, a head-on collision, disaster, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

disaster S3 W3 /dɪˈzɑːstə $ dɪˈzæstər/ noun [uncountable and countable]
[Word Family: noun: disaster; adverb: disastrously; adjective: disastrous]
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: désastre, from Italian disastro, from astro 'star' (from the idea of luck coming from the stars)]

1. a sudden event such as a flood, storm, or accident which causes great damage or suffering ⇒ catastrophe:
One hundred and twenty people died in China’s worst air disaster.
the economic consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
disaster for
The oil spill was a disaster for Alaskan sea animals.
The 1987 hurricane was the worst natural disaster to hit England for decades.
Their expedition nearly ended in disaster, when one of the climbers slid off the mountain.
The drought could spell disaster for wildlife.
Disaster struck when two men were killed during their parachute jumps.
The peace process was on the brink of disaster.
Luckily the pilot saw the other plane just in time, and a disaster was narrowly averted.

2. something that is very bad or a failure, especially when this is very annoying or disappointing
something is a complete/total/disaster
Because of the weather, the parade was a total disaster.
The evening was an unmitigated disaster (=a complete failure).
disaster for
The cuts in funding will be a disaster for the schools.
Five small boys on skis is a recipe for disaster (=is very likely to end badly).

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. bad event/situation
ADJ. awful, big, dreadful, great, major, terrible, worst the biggest disaster in British mining history
near a near disaster in the city centre
imminent, impending It seemed that nothing could prevent the impending disaster. Everyone had the feeling that disaster was imminent.
potential | global, national | natural earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters
man-made | air, ecological, environmental, flood, military, mining, nuclear, rail fears of a nuclear disaster
business, economic, financial | personal
VERB + DISASTER bring, cause, lead to, spell One person's mistakes can bring disaster to someone else. attempts to find out what caused the disaster The drought spelt economic disaster for the country.
avert, avoid, prevent, save sb/sth from, stave off, ward off A major disaster was averted only just in time. What can be done to ward off environmental disaster?
predict, prophesy Independent analysts in the market predicted disaster.
court, invite It's courting disaster to go into the mountains without proper weatherproof clothing.
be heading for his firm belief that the whole world was heading for disaster
face In the last match of the series England were facing disaster.
suffer There are many who have suffered personal disasters but managed to rebuild their lives.
survive It was a miracle any of the passengers or crew survived the worst air disaster in Portugal for 20 years.
end in The show ended in disaster when the tent collapsed.
DISASTER + VERB happen, occur, strike finding out why the disaster occurred Everything was going fine. Then, without warning, disaster struck.
befall sb/sth, hit sb/sth, strike sb/sth the economic disaster that befell the country
loom, threaten We could all see that disaster loomed for the company.
DISASTER + NOUN area, zone Only rescue workers are allowed into the disaster area.
relief | victim
PREP. in a/the ~ In a disaster everyone needs to keep calm.
PHRASES a disaster waiting to happen Any one of these nuclear plants may be a disaster waiting to happen.
in the aftermath of a disaster In the aftermath of the disaster people were too shocked to give a clear picture of what had happened.
a recipe for disaster Letting her organize the party is a recipe for disaster (= sth that is likely to go badly wrong).
a victim of a disaster providing help for the victims of the disaster

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. a failure
ADJ. absolute, complete, real, total, unmitigated The play was a complete disaster from beginning to end.
economic, financial, social Buying that house turned out to be a financial disaster.
VERB + DISASTER prove, turn out to be High-rise buildings proved a social disaster.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


a natural disaster (=caused by nature)
In recent years there has been an increase in weather-related natural disasters.
an ecological/environmental disaster (=causing great damage to nature)
This region is facing an ecological disaster as a result of toxic waste.
an air/rail disaster (=an air or rail accident)
The crash was the worst rail disaster in Pakistan’s history.
a nuclear disaster (=an accident involving nuclear power or weapons)
A conflict could get out of hand and degenerate into nuclear disaster.
a terrible disaster
It was a terrible disaster which carried away a large part of the hillside.
a disaster strikes (=happens suddenly)
Congress often gives millions of dollars in foreign aid when natural disasters strike.
prevent/avert a disaster
They called for an international programme to prevent the disaster happening again.
a disaster area/zone (=area where a disaster has happened)
Military planes flew food supplies to the disaster area.
disaster relief (=money, food, clothes etc for people in a disaster area)
an emergency appeal for disaster relief
a disaster victim (=someone who is suffering because of a disaster)
Aid is being given to the disaster victims.
a complete/total disaster
Last Saturday’s game was a complete disaster for our team.
a financial/economic/military etc disaster
The project was a financial disaster.
a national disaster
The Labour Party called the new government 'a national disaster'.
a personal disaster
I’d taken some professional risks and survived a few personal disasters.
an unmitigated disaster (=a complete failure)
The $24,000,000 movie was an unmitigated disaster.
a potential disaster (=one that could happen)
Always save a backup copy of your work to avoid potential disasters.
an impending disaster (=one that is going to happen soon)
She had a sense of impending disaster.
end in disaster
By the late 1990s his career had ended in disaster.
spell disaster (=cause something to end badly or fail)
Bad luck and the recession spelt disaster for her business.
be on the brink of disaster (=be almost ending in a very bad way)
Once again the peace process was on the brink of disaster.
be a recipe for disaster (=be a situation that is very likely to end badly)
If you get married too young, it’s a recipe for disaster.
something is a disaster waiting to happen (=used to say that something is bad and will fail)
The government’s educational reforms are a disaster waiting to happen.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

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