downfall: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (doun'fôl"), [key]
- descent to a lower position or standing; overthrow; ruin.
- something causing ruin, failure, etc.: Liquor was his downfall.
- a fall, as of rain, snow, or the like, often sudden or heavy.
- a trap using a falling weight for killing, injuring, or imprisoning the prey.
- downfall (Thesaurus)