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ruling noun [C] UK /ˈruː.lɪŋ/ US /ˈruː.lɪŋ/
ruling noun [C] (DECISION)
an official decision:
The US Supreme Court refused to review the state court’s ruling.
allege verb [T] formal UK /əˈledʒ/ US /əˈledʒ/
C2 to say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof:
The two men allege (that) the police forced them to make false confessions.
[+ to infinitive]
She is alleged to have been at the centre of an international drug ring.
It was alleged that Johnson had struck Mr Rahim on the head.
undermine verb [T]
UK /ˌʌn.dəˈmaɪn/ US /ˌʌn.dɚˈmaɪn/
C2 to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually:
The president has accused two cabinet members of working secretly to undermine his position/him.
Criticism just undermines their confidence.
rift noun [C] UK /rɪft/ US /rɪft/
a serious disagreement that separates two people who have been friends and stops their friendship continuing:
The marriage caused a rift between the brothers and they didn't speak to each other for ten years.
breakneck adjective [before noun]
UK /ˈbreɪk.nek/ US /ˈbreɪk.nek/
They were cycling along at breakneck speed.