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Meaning of “trough” - Learner’s Dictionary

trough

noun [C]     /trɒf/
CONTAINER
a long, narrow container that animals eat or drink fromAnimal food
LOW POINT formal
a low point in a series of high and low points: peaks and troughs Higher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailures
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