spell doom


: to lead to the failure or end of something
The poor economy spelled doom for many small businesses.

Examples of spell doom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even on low difficulties enemies hit hard, so one wrong decision can quickly spell doom. Jordan Minor, PCMAG, 10 June 2024 This would ordinarily spell doom for the presidential candidate — and his party. S.e. Cupp, New York Daily News, 24 Apr. 2024 Tough time for tax levies The increase in property values and tax bills might spell doom for any property tax levies on the ballot this November. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 1 Apr. 2024 But not all agents think the new rules spell doom for their industry. Samantha Delouya, CNN, 21 Mar. 2024 Another slow start like that could spell doom against Valor Christian. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, 6 Mar. 2024 This generational dilemma may well spell doom for conservatives’ battle strategy in the culture wars. Armond White, National Review, 21 Feb. 2024 As the isolated scientists contend with the fact any one of them could be an infected imposter, audiences witness how our inability to work with others may ultimately spell doom for the entire human race. Chris Snellgrove, EW.com, 2 Oct. 2023 Even a third-place finish could spell doom for their campaigns as candidates turn their focus to New Hampshire next week, where both DeSantis and Ramaswamy have trailed their opponents in the polls. Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 16 Jan. 2024

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“Spell doom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spell%20doom. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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