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crisis US English

A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger

crisis US Thesaurus

the situation had reached a crisis

Suez crisis US 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 US English

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

identity crisis US 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 US English

An emotional crisis of identity and self-confidence that can occur in early middle age

crisis management US English

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

rape crisis centre US English

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

Cuban Missile Crisis US English

An international crisis in October 1962, the closest approach to nuclear war at any time between the US and the Soviet Union. 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