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Definition of death blow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

death blow

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdeθ bləʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeθ bloʊ//
 
 
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an event that destroys or puts an end to something They thought the arrival of television would deal a death blow to mass cinema audiences.
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