Definition of double-dip in English:

double-dip

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Pronunciation: /ˌdʌb(ə)lˈdɪp
 
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adjective

Denoting or relating to a recession during which a period of economic decline is followed by a brief period of growth, followed by a further period of decline: higher food and energy prices could increase the risk of a double-dip recession
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  • "If the consumer deserts the US economy, then the outlook will be pretty grim and a double dip slowdown is on the cards," said Mr Dunne.
  • But the reality of a real employment shock that would accompany a double dip global slowdown, and the impact it would have on confidence, could be nasty indeed for the banks.
  • This pushes the prospect of a rate rise further back into the autumn - just as evidence of a 'double dip' downturn has pushed a US rate increase well back towards the end of the year.

noun

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A double-dip recession: this strategy should help mitigate the risk of the economy falling into a double-dip
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  • The stock market's recent bearish reversal in mid-June reflects the new reality of, at best a weak recovery in 2010, and at worst, stagnation or a double dip.
  • But he said there was a risk of a double dip, even if the second leg down was less dramatic than the first.
  • Yet, despite these snippets pointing to renewed economic weakness globally, the presumption of a double dip is not as obvious as it first appears.

verb

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Obtain an income from two different sources, typically in an illicit way: they compared notes and discovered that he was double-dipping

Derivatives

double-dipper

noun
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  • And the double-dippers, who see a second round of stagnation or outright recession, are getting bolder, although their ranks are still thin.
  • Can these double-dippers be trusted not to design, execute, and interpret their studies to the benefit their benefactors?
  • I don't buy the deflation and double-dipper recession super-bearish view that is held by some.

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