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1landslide

noun land·slide \ˈlan(d)-ˌslīd\

: a large mass of rocks and earth that suddenly and quickly moves down the side of a mountain or hill

: an election in which the winner gets a much greater number of votes than the loser

Full Definition of LANDSLIDE

1
:  the usually rapid downward movement of a mass of rock, earth, or artificial fill on a slope; also :  the mass that moves down
2
a :  a great majority of votes for one side
b :  an overwhelming victory

Examples of LANDSLIDE

  1. The earthquake triggered a landslide.
  2. They were buried under the landslide.
  3. The presidential election turned out to be one of the biggest landslides in history.
  4. She won the election by a landslide.

First Known Use of LANDSLIDE

1822

2landslide

verb
landslid \-ˌslid\landslid·ing \-ˌslī-diŋ\

Definition of LANDSLIDE

intransitive verb
1
:  to produce a landslide
2
:  to win an election by a heavy majority

First Known Use of LANDSLIDE

1926

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