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"fluctuate" in British English

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fluctuateverb [I]

uk   /ˈflʌk.tʃu.eɪt/ us   /ˈflʌk.tʃu.eɪt/
(Definition of fluctuate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fluctuate" in American English

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fluctuateverb [I]

us   /ˈflʌk·tʃuˌeɪt/
to change or vary frequently between one level or thing and another: Vegetable prices fluctuate according to the season. I fluctuate between feeling really happy and utterly miserable.
fluctuation
noun [C/U] us   /ˌflʌk·tʃuˈeɪ·ʃən/
[C] fluctuations in temperature [U] A certain amount of fluctuation in quality is unavoidable.
(Definition of fluctuate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fluctuate" in Business English

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fluctuateverb [I]

uk   /ˈflʌktʃueɪt/ us  
if prices, levels, or interest rates fluctuate, they go up and down: Inflation has fluctuated in recent months along with oil prices.fluctuate between sth and sth Dividend yields typically fluctuate between 4 per cent and 6 per cent.fluctuate with sth Over the past months, retail prices have fluctuated with market conditions.prices/investments/profits fluctuate Traders on the New York Stock Exchange monitored their screens and took a wait-and-see approach as prices fluctuated.fluctuate wildly/significantly/slightly Shares have been fluctuating wildly in a volatile market.fluctuate from day to day/month to month/year to year Your cash flow fluctuates from year to year as your portfolio increases or decreases.
(Definition of fluctuate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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