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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A time of great danger or trouble. Also: a turning point.

Usage examples (31)
  • The Chinese write the word crisis with two characters, one of which means danger and the other opportunity.
  • They went bankrupt during the economic crisis
  • After the crisis the patient either dies or gets better
  • "The mood is that the economic crisis in UK is better than the ­crisis in Poland." for more
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  • This illness will have several "crises" (more than one crisis), with the first "crisis" (turning point in an illness) occurring tonight.
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