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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 Origin Old English dōm ‘statute, judgement’, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘to put in place’; related to do1.
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