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Definition of doom verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] doom somebody/something (to something) doom somebody/something to do somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doom
he / she / it dooms
past simple doomed
-ing form dooming
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to make someone or something certain to fail, suffer, die, etc. The plan was doomed to failure. The marriage was doomed from the start.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: doom