Meaning of “bottom out” in the English Dictionary

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"bottom out" in American English

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bottom out

/ˈbɑt̬·əˈmɑʊt/
phrasal verb with bottom verb

to reach the lowest point in a changing situation, before any improvement begins:

The housing market has bottomed out in this part of the country.

(Definition of “bottom out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bottom out" in Business English

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bottom out

phrasal verb with bottom uk /ˈbɒtəm/ us verb

to reach the lowest point in a continuously changing level that is about to start rising or increasing again:

He believes the economic slump has bottomed out, and the economy will turn around.
Long-term mortgage rates bottomed out and have risen sharply since then.

(Definition of “bottom out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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