Landslide meaning

lăndslīd
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The sliding of a mass of loosened rocks or earth down a hillside or slope.
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The rapid downward sliding of a mass of earth and rock. Landslides usually move over a confined area. Many kinds of events can trigger a landslide, such as the oversteepening of slopes by erosion associated with rivers, glaciers, or ocean waves; heavy snowmelt which saturates soil and rock; or earthquakes that lead to the failure of weak slopes.
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The mass of loosened material sliding down.
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An overwhelming majority of votes for one candidate or party in an election.
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Any overwhelming victory.
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The mass of soil and rock that moves in this way.
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The definition of a landslide is a situation when dirt, rock or other pieces of earth begin to slide down a mountain or slope, or when someone wins a contest by a big majority.

An example of a landslide is when heavy rains cause dirt and earth to fall rapidly down a cliff, sometimes even carrying buildings down with them.

An example of a landslide is when a candidate wins by 100 to 1.

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A great victory.
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A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.
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A vote won by a wide or overwhelming majority.

The candidate won by a landslide.

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