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trough

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtroughtrough /trɒf $ trɒːf/ noun [countable]  1 containerTA a long narrow open container that holds water or food for animals a horse trough2 low pointPE a short period of low activity, low prices etc opp peaktrough of The graph showed peaks and troughs of activity.3 wavesDN the hollow area between two waves4 weather technicalHEM a long area of fairly low pressure between two areas of high pressure5 have your nose/snout in the trough
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troughThe field was a marsh, the track a trough.The allocation of labour to activities can be plotted as a histogram which will invariably show peaks and troughs.the peaks and troughs of economic cyclesThen suddenly he thrust his head between his owner's legs and hoisted him into the trough with a resounding splash!About half a mile upstream the trough was traversed by the Purton breakwater.Scattered here and there are bathtubs, taking on new lives as water troughs.In a wave trough I caught a glimpse of a coral head to port: a little too close for comfort.There was a lot of gravel to walk across with troughs and wheelbarrows with snowdrops and crocuses in.
From Longman Business Dictionarytroughtrough /trɒftrɒːf/ noun [countable]FINANCEECONOMICS the lowest point in a series of prices, values etcthe peaks and troughs of investing in stocks and sharesWhen would the nation come out of its economic trough?trough verb [intransitive]This is the biggest fall in economic activity since the recession troughed five years ago.
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