Definition of 'meltdown'
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So there is mounting concern at the top of government about how close to meltdown the prison system is. The Sun (2016)Money men increasingly fear we may be sliding towards a fresh global meltdown, this time without the cash reserves to bail us out. The Sun (2016)One of the old issues that surfaced for me was a fear of financial meltdown. Christianity Today (2000)You need to quit the habit before a complete meltdown. The Sun (2008)We only just kept the system from meltdown. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Who does he blame for the economic meltdown? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Finally she returns to confront a family and a country in meltdown. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And there were fears of a new financial meltdown at the club. The Sun (2009)What we inherited was a situation that was in a complete and utter meltdown and mess. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Defeat overloaded his system and caused meltdown. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So just two more days until complete social media meltdown. The Sun (2015)Greece has suffered as people move money elsewhere to avoid having it seized as the country goes into meltdown. The Sun (2015)The tsunami that struck Japan last year brought an advanced economy to the brink of nuclear meltdown. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Set against the backdrop of global economic meltdown, it seems shocking. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the homes of the bankers affected, a meltdown will be occurring. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today he will take on the puny plotters and spell out how to save Britain from economic meltdown. The Sun (2008)Are the reactors in meltdown? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Inevitably, the threat of reactors going into meltdown and radiation leaks has led to the whole nuclear power industry being called into question. The Sun (2011)THE gold price soared to an all-time high last night on fears of a global meltdown. The Sun (2011)Officials admitted it was'highly likely' a partial meltdown had already occurred. The Sun (2011)More regulation did not stop New York becoming the centre of the global meltdown. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'meltdown'
British English: meltdown NOUN
reactor If there is meltdown in a nuclear reactor, the fuel rods start melting because of a failure in the system, and radiation starts to escape.
Emergency cooling systems could fail and a reactor meltdown could occur.
British English: meltdown NOUN
failure The meltdown of a company, organization, or system is its sudden and complete failure.
Urgent talks are going on to prevent the market going into financial meltdown during the summer.
Definition of meltdown from the Collins English Dictionary
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