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Definition of doom verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doom

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//duːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doom
BrE BrE//duːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːm//
 
he / she / it dooms
BrE BrE//duːmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːmz//
 
past simple doomed
BrE BrE//duːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːmd//
 
past participle doomed
BrE BrE//duːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːmd//
 
-ing form dooming
BrE BrE//ˈduːmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːmɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] doom somebody/something (to something) | doom somebody/something to do something to make somebody/something certain to fail, suffer, die, etc. The plan was doomed to failure. The marriage was doomed from the start. Word OriginOld English dōm ‘statute, judgement’, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘to put in place’; related to do1.
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