doom - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [usually passive] 

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present tense
present participledooming
past tensedoomed
past participledoomed
  1. to make someone or something certain to fail, be destroyed, be extremely unhappy etc
    doom someone/something to something:

    The invention of the train doomed the canals to extinction.

    doom someone/something to do something:

    She felt she was doomed to work in an office all her life.

    be doomed to failure:

    These schemes are always doomed to failure.