To become unstable and dangerous: He felt that the Salvadoran situation was about to go critical
[1955+; fr nuclear physics, ”to approach chain reaction”]
noun, Chiefly New Orleans. 1. a plastic cup given to a customer wishing to consume an alcoholic beverage off the premises.
[god] /gɒd/ noun 1. the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe. 2. the Supreme Being considered with reference to a particular attribute: the God of Islam. 3. (lowercase) one of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs. 4. (often lowercase) a supreme being according to […]
[goh-dah-vuh-ree] /goʊˈdɑ və ri/ noun 1. a river flowing SE from W India to the Bay of Bengal. 900 miles (1450 km) long. /ɡəʊˈdɑːvərɪ/ noun 1. a river in central India, rising in the Western Ghats and flowing southeast to the Bay of Bengal: extensive delta, linked by canal with the Krishna delta; a sacred […]
[god-aw-fuh l] /ˈgɒdˈɔ fəl/ adjective, (sometimes lowercase) Informal. 1. extremely dreadful or shocking: What a God-awful thing to say! adj. “terrible,” 1878, from God + awful. The God might be an intensifier or the whole might be from the frequent God’s awful (vengeance, judgment, etc.) in religious literature. adjective Wretched; miserable; inferior: cases that would […]