Definition of 'crisis'
Video: pronunciation of 'crisis'
Example sentences containing 'crisis'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The committee was the main regulatory innovation after the financial crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although his direct powers were slight he was sometimes able to resolve political crises through symbolic interventions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have fled as their native island has tumbled into economic crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most experts agree that it is not equipped to handle a serious crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There are moments when military force can change crises for the better. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Executive pay barely skipped a beat after the financial crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The world managed to cope in 2008 with one global financial crisis. The Sun (2016)There are two kinds of people in crisis situations - those who fight and those who freeze. The Sun (2016)He looks like he's having a mid-life crisis. The Sun (2016)It meets a need, too, though the rather more humble task of mending stuff rather than ending the energy crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are not watching the brewing of a financial crisis but of a political battle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Not bad for a company supposedly in crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Going into the crisis with a budget deficit was an error. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The crisis came during one pivotal board meeting. Christianity Today (2000)Yet economic crisis is hard to see. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are now facing the most serious financial crisis since that era. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It rattles alarmingly between characters and crises on three continents. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The energy crisis would be a distant memory. The Sun (2014)The economic crisis has changed attitudes to public spending. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They viewed the plan as a bailout of the bankers that they blame for the financial crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It argues that the austerity policy is only making the economic crisis worse. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is the potential to be a serious crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The crisis in our energy supply has been flagged up for years. The Sun (2013)They might have continued farther west, but were called back by a domestic political crisis. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)My leaflet on men and mid-life crisis will help you understand likely issues. The Sun (2013)In political crisis, can theatre help? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yesterday critics accused him of blundering from one self-inflicted crisis to another. The Sun (2009)The manufacturing crisis on the Continent makes that unlikely any time soon. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This sad affair could have been avoided if only he had shown foresight and made arrangements for additional funding before the company was in crisis. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)Few doubt that further austerity measures will have to come as the budget crisis deepens, but the bigger problems are systemic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I seem to be going through a classic mid-life crisis. The Sun (2013)
Trends of 'crisis'
Very Common. crisis is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'crisis'
British English: crisis /ˈkraɪsɪs/ NOUN
A crisis is a situation in which something or someone is affected by one or more very serious problems.
...the country's economic crisis.
- American English: crisis
- Arabic: أَزْمَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: crise
- Chinese: 危机
- Croatian: kriza
- Czech: krize
- Danish: krise
- Dutch: crisis
- European Spanish: crisis
- Finnish: kriisi
- French: crise
- German: Krise
- Greek: κρίση
- Italian: crisi
- Japanese: 重大局面
- Korean: 위기
- Norwegian: krise
- Polish: kryzys
- European Portuguese: crise
- Romanian: criză
- Russian: кризис
- Spanish: crisis
- Swedish: kris
- Thai: ช่วงวิกฤต
- Turkish: kriz
- Ukrainian: криза
- Vietnamese: cuộc khủng hoảng
Definition of crisis from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.