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English definition of “trough”

trough

verb [I] (LOW LEVEL)    /trɒf/ US  /trɑːf/ informal
to reach a low level, price, etc. before going up again: The economy troughed six months ago and is now growing again.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong trougher     noun [C] informal someone who eats a lot of food very quicklyEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
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