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backup
/ˈbæˌkəp/
noun
the act of providing assistance or support to someone or something
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slip-up
/slˈɪpˈʌp/
noun
a small mistake or error, usually unintentional
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shake-up
/ʃˈeɪkˈʌp/
noun
a major reorganization or restructuring, especially of an organization or system
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holdup
/ˈhoʊɫˌdəp/
noun
a delay or interruption, often caused by an unexpected problem or obstacle
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outcome
/ˈaʊtˌkəm/
noun
the result or consequence of a situation, event, or action
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outfit
/ˈaʊtˌfɪt/
noun
a set of clothes that one wears together, especially for an event or occasion
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outlook
/ˈaʊtˌɫʊk/
noun
a person's point of view or attitude toward life or a particular subject
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outlet
/ˈaʊtˌɫɛt/
noun
a store or organization where the products of a particular company are sold at a lower price
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takeaway
/ˈteɪkəˌweɪ/
noun
a meal bought from a restaurant or store to be eaten somewhere else
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takeover
/ˈteɪˌkoʊvɝ/
noun
the acquisition of control or authority over a government or political system, often through force, coercion, or an election
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download
/ˈdaʊnˌɫoʊd/
noun
the act of copying and saving digital files, such as documents, music, or videos, from the internet onto a computer or other electronic device
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downfall
/ˈdaʊnˌfɔɫ/
noun
the cause or source of a person's ruin or failure
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downpour
/ˈdaʊnpɔɹ/
noun
a brief heavy rainfall
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breakthrough
/ˈbɹeɪkˌθɹu/
noun
an important discovery or development that helps improve a situation or answer a problem
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breakdown
/ˈbɹeɪkˌdaʊn/
noun
a failure in the progress or effectiveness of a relationship or system
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breakup
/ˈbɹeɪˌkəp/
noun
the end of a relationship or an association
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setback
/ˈsɛtˌbæk/
noun
a problem that gets in the way of a process or makes it worse
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showdown
/ˈʃoʊˌdaʊn/
noun
a fight, test, or argument that will resolve a prolonged disagreement
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outburst
/ˈaʊtˌbɝst/
noun
a sudden, violent expression of strong emotion, typically anger or excitement
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upkeep
/ˈəpˌkip/
noun
the act of maintaining something in good condition
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upturn
/ˈəpˌtɝn/, /əpˈtɝn/
noun
an improvement or a positive change in a situation, especially in the economy or business
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lookout
/ˈɫʊˌkaʊt/
noun
the act of observing one's surroundings to detect potential danger, threats, or opportunities
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write-off
/ɹˈaɪtˈɔf/
noun
the act of canceling a debt or financial obligation, often due to it being deemed uncollectible or not worth pursuing
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offshoot
/ˈɔfˌʃut/
noun
a new development that grows out of an existing situation, concept, or organization, typically as a natural progression or consequence
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comeback
/ˈkəmˌbæk/
noun
a quick or witty response to a comment or insult, often intended to show wit or intelligence
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drawback
/ˈdɹɔˌbæk/
noun
a disadvantage or the feature of a situation that makes it unacceptable
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