2009年6月3日 星期三

meddle, micromanag

The president and his auto task force will face many tests as they try to create a new paradigm for the nationalization, however temporary, of the auto industry -- and one is not to micromanage.

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Webster's Dictionary defines micromanaging as managing or controlling with excessive attention to minor details. Most affected employees define it as a pain ...



mi·cro·man·age ('krō-măn'ĭj) pronunciation
tr.v., -aged, -ag·ing, -ag·es.

To direct or control in a detailed, often meddlesome manner.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

━━ vt. 細目に渡って綿密に管理・統制する.
micro・management ━━ n.


meddle
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verb [I] DISAPPROVING
to try to change or have an influence on things which are not your responsibility, especially in a critical, damaging or annoying way:
My sister's always meddling in other people's affairs.
People shouldn't meddle with things they don't understand.

China, in New Role, Presses Sudan on Darfur
By LYDIA POLGREEN
Under pressure over the crisis in Darfur, China has begun to do something it swears it never does — meddle in the internal affairs of one of its trading partners.



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noun [C] DISAPPROVING

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noun [U] DISAPPROVING

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adjective DISAPPROVING
tending to get involved in situations where you are not wanted, especially in a critical, damaging or annoying way

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

━━ vi. おせっかいをやく, 干渉する ((in, with)); いじくる.
med・dler ━━ n. いらぬ世話をやく人.
med・dle・some ━━ a. おせっかいな.
med・dle・some・ness n.


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