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She says they need to do something drastic to bring back the romance. The Sun (2016)What happened to him that he took such a drastic step? Times, Sunday Times (2017)And her whirlwind rise to national sweetheart is not the only drastic change she has undergone this year. The Sun (2016)They needed to make a drastic change - or the music would stop. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company took drastic action, launching a $10bn fundraising plan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ironically, employees who receive more generous termination packages will see a far less drastic reduction in their take-home pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Something drastic happened internally. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Suggest to your parents they get advice before they do anything so drastic. The Sun (2014)There are less drastic routes to becoming temporarily enhanced. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This might have forced him to take this drastic step. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There would be a drastic reduction in court costs and maybe a reduction in crime by foreigners. The Sun (2011)Unless something drastic happens that is likely to be the case again. Christianity Today (2000)After the wedding we decided it was time for drastic action. The Sun (2012)There is a case for more drastic surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We must act now to make the drastic changes required to provide the care they deserve. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She decided to take drastic action after two years of failed applications. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Can you think of anything less drastic? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Other less drastic remedies look more likely. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She must have been very disturbed to take such a drastic step. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There will be scope for a drastic reduction in price as a result of their introduction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The hen weekend forced me to do something pretty drastic. The Sun (2008)But surgery is a drastic way to go. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her fear drives her to take a drastic measure such as starvation. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)Home education is much less drastic than people imagine. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The first essential is a drastic reduction in its operations. The Sun (2008) Something far more drastic was also happening and the plane was out of control. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Tories are not proposing anything so drastic here. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's time to consider drastic action. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Unemployment is at 23 per cent and its government has brought in a raft of drastic economic measures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'drastic'
British English: drastic /ˈdræstɪk/ ADJECTIVE
A drastic course of action is extreme and is usually taken urgently.
He's not going to do anything drastic about economic policy.
- American English: drastic
- Arabic: عَنيف
- Brazilian Portuguese: drástico
- Chinese: 迅猛的
- Croatian: drastičan
- Czech: drastický
- Danish: drastisk
- Dutch: drastisch
- European Spanish: drástico
- Finnish: jyrkkä
- French: radical
- German: drastisch
- Greek: δραστικός
- Italian: drastico
- Japanese: 思い切った
- Korean: 과감한
- Norwegian: drastisk
- Polish: drastyczny
- European Portuguese: drástico
- Romanian: drastic
- Russian: радикальный
- Latin American Spanish: drástico
- Swedish: drastisk
- Thai: รุนแรงมาก
- Turkish: zorlayıcı
- Ukrainian: радикальний
- Vietnamese: mạnh mẽ
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