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blockbuster

1. noun Something, typically a movie or book, that is very popular and makes a large profit. The movie looked so stupid in the previews, but it turned out to be a real blockbuster.
2. adjective Describing something that experiences such popularity and financial success. Our studio stands to profit from the release of another blockbuster film this summer.
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blockbuster

1. n. something enormous, especially a movie or book that attracts a large audience. That blockbuster should make about twenty million.
2. mod. exciting and successful. With a blockbuster novel like that in print, you should make quite a bundle.
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