Pronunciation: (land'slīd"), [key]
—n., v., -slid, -slid or -slid•den, -slid•ing.
1. the downward falling or sliding of a mass of soil, detritus, or rock on or from a steep slope.
2. the mass itself.
3. an election in which a particular victorious candidate or party receives an overwhelming mass or majority of votes: the 1936 landslide for Roosevelt.
4. any overwhelming victory: She won the contest by a landslide.
1. to come down in or as in a landslide.
2. to win an election by an overwhelming majority. Also called, esp. Brit., land•slip Pronunciation: (land'slip") [key] (for defs. 1, 2).
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