catastrophe noun

ADJ. absolute, big, complete, great, major, terrible, total | minor | national | global, international, world | ecological, economic, environmental, natural, nuclear

VERB + CATASTROPHE cause, lead (sth) to These policies could lead the country to environmental catastrophe. | have We had a few catastrophes with the food for the party. | be faced with, be heading for, face The area is now facing economic catastrophe. | avert, avoid, head off, prevent moves to avert a national catastrophe

CATASTROPHE + VERB happen, occur, take place