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fluctuate

  
  ( fluctuates    3rd person present)   ( fluctuating    present participle)   ( fluctuated    past tense & past participle  ) If something fluctuates, it changes a lot in an irregular way.      verb  
Body temperature can fluctuate if you are ill.      V  
...the fluctuating price of oil.      V-ing  
  fluctuation     ( fluctuations    plural)    n-var   usu N in/of n  
Don't worry about tiny fluctuations in your weight..., The calculations do not take into account any fluctuation in the share price.     
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fluctuate

  
  
alter, alternate, change, ebb and flow, go up and down, hesitate, oscillate, rise and fall, seesaw, shift, swing, undulate, vacillate, vary, veer, waver  

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