2016年4月3日 星期日

uproot, all-consuming, sell up

POLITICS
For Katrina Evacuees, A Chance to Be Heard
A surge in property prices and an influx of Asian immigrants mean churches in the Canadian city are selling up
Churches sell up, without completely selling out
ECON.ST




Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, has one all-consuming project: the pursuit of power




HOUSTON -- In a cramped guard booth on the edge of a community of luxury townhouses, the sense of helplessness that has become so familiar to Gregory Sam since Hurricane Katrina uprooted him from his home town of New Orleans can become all-consuming.
(By Krissah Williams, The Washington Post)


[NO OBJECT] (sell upBritish Sell all of one’s property, possessions, or assets:Ernest sold up and retired


uproot
(PERSON) Show phonetics
verb [T]
to remove a person from their home or usual surroundings:
The war has uprooted nearly two-thirds of the country's population.
uproot
(PLANT)
verb [T]
to pull a plant including its roots out of the ground:
Hundreds of mature trees were uprooted in the storm.all (COMPLETELY)

con・sum・ing


━━ a. 消費する; (感情などが)強烈な, 激しい.


all-consuming



ADJECTIVE

Completely filling one’s mind and attention; obsessive:the period was one of fiery, all-consuming work for Van Goghan intimate, all-consuming relationship

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