fluctuate fluc‧tu‧ate [ˈflʌktʆueɪt] verb [intransitive]
if prices, income, rates etc fluctuate, they change, increasing or falling often or regularly:

• Dealers know that prices fluctuate and that capital losses can be expected.

fluctuate around

• The charity's income tends to fluctuate around £100,000

— fluctuating adjective :

• Exports to non-EU countries will still be subject to fluctuating exchange rates.

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fluctuating UK US /ˈflʌktjueɪtɪŋ/ US  /ˈflʌktʃueɪtɪŋ/ adjective [before noun]
fluctuating prices, levels, or interest rates go up and down: »

Flexible mortgages are suitable for borrowers with reliable but fluctuating income.


Using temporary workers helps firms to cope with fluctuating demand.


fluctuating prices/currencies/exchange rates

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