spell disaster

Definition of spell disaster

:to result in serious problems
  • The new regulations could spell disaster for smaller businesses.

Word by Word Definitions

spell play
  1. : to read slowly and with difficulty

  2. : to find out by study : come to understand

  3. : to name the letters of in order

  1. : a spoken word or form of words held to have magic power

  2. : a state of enchantment

  3. : a strong compelling influence or attraction

  1. : to put under a spell

  1. : a shift of workers

  2. : one's turn at work

  3. : a period spent in a job or occupation

  1. : to take the place of for a time : relieve

  2. : rest

  3. : to work in turns

disaster play
  1. : an unfavorable aspect (see aspect 2a) of a planet or star

  2. : a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction


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