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Word: pitfall

Definition: hidden danger; concealed trap


Sentences Containing 'pitfall'

"Pitfall" was canceled after its production company, Catalena Productions, went bankrupt, and as a result, he was never paid for that series.
He has been the host of the syndicated game show "Jeopardy!" since 1984; before that, he hosted other game shows, including "The Wizard of Odds", "High Rollers", and "Pitfall".
I found myself in the condition of a schoolmaster, a trap, a pitfall; of always playing spider to Dora's fly, and always pouncing out of my hole to her infinite disturbance.
In September 1981 Trebek took the helm of the syndicated "Pitfall", which taped in Vancouver and forced him to commute as he had while hosting "High Rollers" and "The $128,000 Question" in 1978.

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