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shambles

plural noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a dirty or messy place
  • this room is a shambles—clean it up right now!

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2 a state in which everything is out of order
  • the earthquake left the whole town in a shambles

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shambles

verb
present tense third-person singular of shamble

Synonyms & Antonyms of shambles (Entry 2 of 2)

to move heavily or clumsily
  • disconsolate and exhausted after losing the match, the wrestler shambled toward the locker room

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“Shambles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shambles. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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