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troughnoun [C]

uk   /trɒf/ us   /trɑːf/

troughverb

uk   /trɒf/ us   /trɑːf/ informal
(Definition of trough from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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troughnoun [C]

us   /trɔf/
  • trough noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a narrow, open box to hold water or food for animals
  • trough noun [C] (LOW POINT)

a low point between two high points, as on a graph or record of activity: Investors have to live through stock market troughs.
(Definition of trough from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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troughnoun [C]

uk   /trɒf/ us  
a situation in which something has reached its lowest level, price, etc. before going up again: Your monthly payments will smooth over any peaks and troughs in the price of the shares. Growth in services slowed to its lowest since the trough of the recession.

troughverb [I]

uk   /trɒf/ us   informal
to reach a low level, price, etc. before going up again: The economy troughed six months ago and is now growing again.
(Definition of trough from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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