a thing or event that destroys life or hope, esp suddenly
⇒ They were waiting for a death blow that never came., ⇒ The deportations would be a death blow to the peace process., ⇒ This decision is a death blow to the Argentine economy, ⇒ The people of Hatfield went into shock as they learned their town had been dealt a
death blow., ⇒ Defeat would have dealt a death blow to their hopes of promotion to the top division., ⇒ The party promised to deliver a death blow to feudalism.
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