Meaning of TROUGH in English

TROUGH

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

peaks and troughs (= high points and low points )

Sales went through a number of peaks and troughs in the last fiscal year.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

water

Horse to horse contact directly or via feed, water troughs , pasture or stable fittings pass the infection to susceptible horses.

Scattered here and there are bathtubs, taking on new lives as water troughs .

Playing with the classroom water trough , some children feel the need to fill, pour and empty continuously.

The water trough was empty except for a layer of scum, a beer bottle and some sweet wrappers.

There it lived happily ever after, plodding dreamily through piles of dandelions and cabbage - carefully avoiding the water trough .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the peaks and troughs of economic cycles

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

About half a mile upstream the trough was traversed by the Purton breakwater.

In a wave trough I caught a glimpse of a coral head to port: a little too close for comfort.

Scattered here and there are bathtubs, taking on new lives as water troughs.

The allocation of labour to activities can be plotted as a histogram which will invariably show peaks and troughs.

The field was a marsh, the track a trough .

Then suddenly he thrust his head between his owner's legs and hoisted him into the trough with a resounding splash!

There was a lot of gravel to walk across with troughs and wheelbarrows with snowdrops and crocuses in.

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