recession


recession
noun
ADJECTIVE
bad, deep, major, serious, severe, sharp, steep

It was the worst recession since the war.

mild, shallow
double-dip (= a second decrease after a period of improvement) (esp. AmE)

The US managed to avoid a double-dip recession.

long, prolonged
short, short-lived
impending, looming
deepening
global, international, national, world, worldwide
economic, industrial
VERB + RECESSION
cause, induce, trigger
enter, go into, move into
fall into, plunge (sth) into, push sth into, sink into, slide into, slip into, throw sth into, tip (sth) into

A rise in interest rates plunged Britain deeper into recession.

experience, suffer, suffer from

Germany was suffering a steep recession.

deepen, prolong

These reforms will only deepen the recession.

combat, fight
avoid, beat, prevent
climb out of, come out of, emerge from, get (sth) out of, lead sth out of, move out of, pull (sth) out of

active policies to pull the country out of recession

end
escape, escape from
ride out, survive, weather

As dozens of companies go out of business, others are riding out the recession.

worsen
RECESSION + VERB
begin, start
end
loom

With a recession looming, consumers are spending less.

hit sth

The country has been hit by recession.

bottom out
PREPOSITION
in (a/the) recession

The economy is in deep recession.

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PHRASES
the depth of the recession
the effects of the recession, the impact of the recession
in the depths of a recession, in times of recession
recovery from (the) recession, a way out of the recession

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