undoing

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noun un·do·ing \-ˈdü-iŋ\

Definition of undoing

  1. 1 :  an act of loosening :  unfastening

  2. 2 :  ruin; also :  a cause of ruin <greed was to prove his undoing>

  3. 3 :  annulment, reversal

Examples of undoing in a sentence

  1. My quick temper was my undoing.

  2. His quick temper helped lead to his undoing.

  3. The incident resulted in her undoing.

14th Century

First Known Use of undoing

14th century


UNDOING Defined for English Language Learners

undoing

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noun un·do·ing \-ˈdü-iŋ\

Definition of undoing for English Language Learners

  • : something that causes someone's failure, ruin, etc.

  • : a state of failure, ruin, etc.


UNDOING Defined for Kids

undoing

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noun un·do·ing \ˌən-ˈdü-iŋ\

Definition of undoing for Students

  1. :  a cause of ruin or failure <My quick temper was my undoing.>



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