Trending: fracking

Lookups spike 4,000% during the October 22, 2020 presidential debate

Why are people looking up fracking?

During the final 2020 presidential debate on October 22, President Trump falsely claimed that Vice President Joe Biden would call for an end to fracking if elected.

What does fracking mean?

The definition of fracking is "the injection of fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources (such as oil or natural gas)."

Where does fracking come from?

Fracking is a shortened form of the word fracturing.

What is notable about this use of fracking?

Fracking was added to our dictionary in 2014.

Trend Watch is a data-driven report on words people are looking up at much higher search rates than normal. While most trends can be traced back to the news or popular culture, our focus is on the lookup data rather than the events themselves.

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