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fluctuate between (someone and someone else)

to waver between choosing one person and another. I am fluctuating between Sam and Tony as my choice. The manager fluctuated between Mary and Sarah as the new assistant.
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fluctuate between (something and something else)

to move between one thing and another; to change from one thing to another. Things seemed to fluctuate between the very good and the very bad. The temperature in here fluctuates between too hot and too cold.
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fluctuate with something

to vary in accord with something. The tides fluctuate with the phase of the moon. Frank's blood pressure fluctuates with his mood.
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Small and medium businesses are the driving force of the economic growth in the EU and a fluctuating rate of exchange would smother them and would only benefit a few firms.
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Computer simulations now suggest that at moderate traffic volumes when vehicle flow should be relatively stable, a single car moving at randomly fluctuating speeds within a steady stream of traffic can by itself create waves of congestion that propagate down the road behind it.
The RSA has negotiated with several companies to provide heating oil to its members at a fluctuating price, which avoids the "sticky price syndrome," said Printz.
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These differences add up to an individual's so-called fluctuating asymmetry -- fluctuating because there is no consistent trend for one side to be a particular way relative to the other, only for features to vary, Manning explains.
Researchers have now proposed an alternative strategy that involves gingerly "nudging" the erratically fluctuating, or chaotic, electrical output of a certain type of circuit into an appropriate pattern of voltage and current variations.
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