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crisisnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkrɑɪ·sɪs/ (plural crises  /ˈkrɑɪ·siz/ )
an extremely dangerous or difficult situation: [C] an economic crisis [U] People react in times of crisis, but ignore us the rest of the time.
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"crisis" in British English

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crisisnoun

uk   /ˈkraɪ.sɪs/  us   /ˈkraɪ.sɪs/ (plural crises uk   /-siːz/ us   )
B2 [C or U] a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering: The country's leadership is in crisis. an economic/financial crisis We have a family crisis on my hands - my 16-year-old sister is pregnant.
[C] an extremely difficult or dangerous point in a situation: crisis talks A mediator has been called in to resolve the crisis.
[C] US (also crisis point) a moment during a serious illness when there is the possibility of suddenly getting either better or worse: He's passed the crisis - the fever's started to go down.
a crisis of confidence
a sudden loss of confidence: With inflation at 500 percent, the country faces a crisis of confidence.

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"crisis" in Business English

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crisisnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈkraɪsɪs/ (plural crises /ˈkraɪsiːz/ )
a situation that is extremely difficult or dangerous, when there are many problems: a major/serious/global crisis an economic/financial/political crisisa looming/impending/growing crisis This matter needs to be discussed, in the light of the looming pensions crisis.cause/create a crisis The ban, fortunately, did not create a crisis in the dairy industry.face a crisis The industry is facing a serious staffing crisis.a crisis arises/occurs/deepens This article examines how the debt crisis arose,address/resolve/solve a crisis A mediator has been called in to resolve the crisis. The country's leadership is in crisis.
crisis of confidence
a situation when people become less confident and start to worry: The company's poor trading figures provoked a crisis of confidence on the stock markets.
(Definition of crisis from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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