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crisis British & World English

A time of intense difficulty or danger

crisis English Thesaurus

events across the North Sea were building to a crisis

Suez crisis British & World English

A short conflict following the nationalization of the Suez Canal by President Nasser of Egypt in 1956. Britain and France made a military alliance with Israel to regain control of the canal, but international criticism forced the withdrawal of forces

crisis center British & World English

A facility, telephone answering system, etc., where individuals going through personal crises can obtain help or advice

identity crisis British & World English

A period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person’s sense of identity becomes insecure, typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society

midlife crisis British & World English

A loss of self-confidence and feeling of anxiety or disappointment that can occur in early middle age

crisis management British & World English

The process by which a business or other organization deals with a sudden emergency situation

rape crisis centre British & World English

An agency offering advice and support to victims of violent sexual crime

Cuban Missile Crisis British & World English

An international crisis in October 1962, the closest approach to nuclear war at any time between the US and the USSR. When the US discovered Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, President John F. Kennedy demanded their removal and announced a naval blockade of the island; the Soviet leader Khrushchev acceded to the US demands a week later