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Definition of pitfall noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pitfall

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpɪtfɔl//
 
 
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a danger or difficulty, especially one that is hidden or not obvious at first the potential pitfalls of buying a house Getting professional advice will help you avoid the most obvious pitfalls.
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