2015年11月25日 星期三

brace, overtone, called for calm

NATO-Russia Tensions Rise After Turkey Downs Jet


In a clash with Cold War overtones, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that it said had strayed into its territory. Russia called the incident a “stab in the back,” and NATO called for calm.

Ms. Huang announced at the outset that she was Taiwanese, in case the students had trouble understanding her accent. She later said she felt no political overtones in coaching children from the mainland, given the sensitive relationship between the mainland and her country.


Chicago Braces After Video of Police Shooting Is Released


Murder charges were filed against a police officer, Jason Van Dyke, in the death of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times in 2014.

brace

v. bracedbrac·ingbrac·es
v.tr.
1. To furnish with a brace.
2. To support or hold steady with or as if with a brace; reinforce.
3. To prepare or position so as to be ready for impact or danger: Union members bracedthemselves for a confrontation with management.
4. To confront with questions or requests.
5. To increase the tension of.
6. To invigorate; stimulate: "The freshness of the September morning inspired and bracedhim" (Thomas Hardy).
7. Nautical To turn (the yards of a ship) by the braces.

v.intr.
To get ready; make preparations.

call for

phrasal verb of call
  1. 1.
    make necessary.
    "desperate times call for desperate measures"
    synonyms:requireneednecessitate, make necessary, demandMore
  2. 2.
    publicly ask for or demand.
    "the report calls for an audit of endangered species"

overtone noun [C usually plural]

something that is suggested, but is not clearly stated:



━━ n. 【楽】倍音; (普通pl.) (ことばなどの)含み, 含蓄 ((of)).
The concert was supposed to be a charity event but it had strong political overtones.
There was an overtone of regret in his farewell speech.

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