Meaning of SLOWDOWN in English

SLOWDOWN

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an economic slowdown/downturn (= when businesses become less successful )

Experts are predicting an economic slowdown at the beginning of next year.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

economic

The political reality is that Connecticut is suffering from the economic slowdown that has hit most of the north-east.

But falling morale ran deeper than the nation-wide economic slowdown .

Cisco spent most of the session in negative territory after the company warned it was feeling the effects of an economic slowdown .

With the abrupt economic slowdown , credit card companies expect more delinquencies and bankruptcies.

A string of economic figures published after the rate cut point to an economic slowdown .

Manufacturing has been one of the industries hardest hit in the nationwide economic slowdown .

As economies mature, they say, economic slowdown comes with the territory.

sharp

Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, is worried about the sharp slowdown in monetary growth.

The developed world has experienced a sharp slowdown in growth.

He cautioned, however, that a sharp slowdown would affect economic activity in California.

■ VERB

blame

Shearson yesterday blamed the continued slowdown in market activity and excess capacity for the redundancies.

hurt

Not all companies are being hurt by the slowdown .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a slowdown in consumer spending

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A slowdown in investment may not hit growth for a while.

A breakdown in communications between these departments can cause slowdowns and a failure to meet production schedules.

As economies mature, they say, economic slowdown comes with the territory.

He also warned that a slowdown in money supply growth this summer could threaten the recovery at just the wrong moment.

The Energy Department also sees a slowdown in economic growth after 2010, when baby boomers will start retiring.

The world's richest countries also showed a slowdown .

We have seen shallow, shortlived economic recoveries, sturdy, eight-year booms, temporary slowdowns, and deep depressions.

Worldwide premiums fell, mainly due to the slowdown in the property market, as much of the division's business is mortgage-related.

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