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noun [countable] abyss pronunciation in American English /əˈbɪs/
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  1. 1
    mainly journalism a very frightening or dangerous situation, or one in which there seems to be no hope

    The company was on the brink of a financial abyss.

  2. 2
    literary a large deep hole that appears to have no bottom


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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