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Definition 1: an embarrassing mistake - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pratfall in the sense of this definition

(pratfall is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

(... is a kind of pratfall ) a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate

"he dropped a clanger"

(... is a kind of pratfall ) a glaring blunder

(... is a kind of pratfall ) a socially awkward or tactless act

(... is a kind of pratfall ) a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)

(... is a kind of pratfall ) (sports) dropping the ball

(... is a kind of pratfall ) a serious and ludicrous blunder

"he made a bad bull of the assignment"

(... is a kind of pratfall ) a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself

(... is a kind of pratfall ) an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up

(... is a kind of pratfall ) the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball

"the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"

(... is a kind of pratfall ) an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

"he recited the whole poem without a single trip" "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later" "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

Definition 2: a fall onto your buttocks - [noun denoting act]

(pratfall is a kind of ...) a sudden drop from an upright position

"he had a nasty spill on the ice"

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