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English verb: fluctuate

1. fluctuate (motion) cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Verb groupfluctuate, vacillate, waver

2. fluctuate (motion) move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

SamplesThe line on the monitor vacillated.

Synonymsvacillate, waver

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)swing

Verb groupfluctuate

3. fluctuate (change) be unstable

SamplesThe stock market fluctuates.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

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