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1‘the incident precipitated a political crisis’
bring about, bring on, cause, lead to, occasion, give rise to, trigger, spark, touch off, provoke, hasten, accelerate, expedite, speed up, advance, quicken, push forward, further, instigate, induce
2‘the crampon failed, precipitating them both down the mountain’
hurl, catapult, throw, plunge, launch, project, fling, cast, heave, propel
1‘we should not make precipitate cuts to our conventional forces’
hasty, overhasty, rash, hurried, rushed
impetuous, impulsive, spur-of-the-moment, precipitous, incautious, imprudent, injudicious, ill-advised, heedless, reckless, hare-brained, foolhardy
informal harum-scarum, previous
2‘a precipitate decline in the party's fortunes’
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