Definition of 'trough'
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He took his own life in the midst of a deep career trough. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We had to wash our knees down after a game in the horse troughs there. The Sun (2014)They have their noses deep in the trough. The Sun (2011)But he still had to wash his clothes in a horse trough. The Sun (2013)Much depends on how long and how deep the economic trough is likely to be. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet it has done this just as the construction industry slumped into its longest and deepest trough for more than a generation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You might be driving past a field with a stone trough in it, for instance. Improve Your Landscape PaintingThe former world light welterweight champion hit a trough of despair after two high-profile defeats. The Sun (2011)Our present reservoir is a small stone trough, which empties quite fast. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And he splashed molten lead into the corners of rooms to produce long troughs of metal that recalled the site of their production. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Everyone has peaks and troughs in their careers and I am just going through that right now. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The best moments, though, come in the lowest troughs of taste. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is 16.4 per cent above the trough hit in March last year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All empty flower pots, troughs and containers then need washing, so they are ready for use and free of pests and diseases. The Sun (2015)That need not necessarily be a weakness at this stage as, barring a disaster, we must be in the trough of the cycle. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'trough'
British English: trough /trɒf/ NOUN
A trough is a long container from which farm animals drink or eat.
...the old stone cattle trough.
- American English: trough
- Arabic: جُرْن
- Brazilian Portuguese: bebedouro
- Chinese: 槽
- Croatian: korito
- Czech: koryto
- Danish: trug
- Dutch: trog
- European Spanish: abrevadero
- Finnish: kaukalo
- French: abreuvoir
- German: Trog
- Greek: σκάφη
- Italian: trogolo
- Japanese: かいば桶
- Korean: 여물통
- Norwegian: trau
- Polish: koryto
- European Portuguese: bebedouro
- Romanian: jgheab
- Russian: корыто
- Spanish: abrevadero
- Swedish: tråg
- Thai: รางอาหารหรือน้ำสำหรับสัตว์
- Turkish: yalak
- Ukrainian: корито
- Vietnamese: máng ăn
Definition of trough from the Collins English Dictionary
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