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noun as in backset

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They wouldn’t respond to their meltdowns by holding them down or locking them away, instead of taking the time to figure out what is bothering them.

I had to learn to steer clear of high-stimulus activities because they triggered meltdowns, where I am suddenly and uncontrollably overwhelmed to the point of physically acting out, yelling at people or sobbing, often all at once.

He built Giga by acquiring several firms and, when the young firm was struggling after the dot-com meltdown in 2000, he sold it for about $60 million to Forrester Research.

After the mortgage meltdown of the 2000s, regulators imposed so many new rules and restrictions that banks decided it was better to standardize their operations to avoid any missteps.

From Fortune

Executives at Bank of America, like their peers at JPMorgan and Citigroup, credit government stimulus, like the $2 trillion CARES Act, for preventing a meltdown.

From Quartz

The Big Five banks dubbed too big to fail, are 35 percent bigger than they were when the meltdown was triggered.

Last year, it began to recover a bit for the first time since the meltdown—it was logged at $52,100 in June 2013.

Then in 2008, the year of the meltdown, it dropped to $53,644.

The deficit is down to 2.8 percent of GDP, from a high of 10.1 percent in the wake of the meltdown.

But he had his debut as ‘supporting actor in a celebrity meltdown’ way back in 2007 with Britney Spears.


On this page you'll find 134 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to meltdown, such as: disappointment, discouragement, downfall, lapse, relapse, and reversal.

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