desperate

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desperate actions taken as a means to an end desperate measure
desperate recklessness desperation
amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire Dunkerque , Dunkirk
crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat Dunkirk
hopeless or desperate enterprise forlorn hope
person in desperate straits; someone doomed goner , toast
any unwholesome or desperate condition malady
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