2015年12月10日 星期四

crowd, flood (ARRIVE OR FILL), landfall, in the wake of, rot, rotten assets

Stimulus Plan Would Provide Flood of Aid to Education

'Hundreds of Muslims flooded the streets of London to condemn terrorism'




By SAM DILLON
School districts, child care centers and university campuses would receive $150 billion in new federal spending in the economic stimulus package that is scheduled for a vote in Congress on Wednesday.


Tropical Storm Fay Arrives in Florida 

By DAMIEN CAVE
The tropical storm flooded roads, cut power and knocked down trees after making landfall on Florida’s southwest coast early Tuesday morning.

Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, wrote that, when it comes to organizations, "The tree rots from the top down."


In the words of Peter Drucker, "There is no more difficult task than to keep a corpse from rotting." ??


On Flooded Burmese Coast, the Smell of Rot and Death

Six days after a cyclone, it is clear the damage is great and that little aid has made it to villagers along the sea south of Yangon.


rot was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.


rot Show phonetics
verb [I or T] -tt-
to (cause to) decay:
The fruit had been left to rot on the trees.
Rain has got in and rotted (away) the woodwork.
the smell of rotting fruit

rot Show phonetics
noun [U]
1 decay:
Rot has got into the furniture.

2 OLD-FASHIONED INFORMAL nonsense:
"Don't talk rot!"

rotten Show phonetics
adjective
1 decayed:
The room smelled of rotten vegetables.

2 very bad:
rotten weather
OLD-FASHIONED It was rotten of you to leave without saying goodbye.
━━ v. (-tt-) 腐る[らす]; 朽ち(させ)る ((away)); 衰える.
 rot off 腐れ落ちる.
━━ n. 腐敗, 腐朽; 腐敗物; (the ~) (羊の)腐敗病; 〔話〕 くだらないこと.
 The rot sets in. 事態が傾き出す.
 rot・gut 〔俗〕 強い安酒.


in the wake of
If something happens in the wake of something else, it happens after and often because of it:
Airport security was extra tight in the wake of yesterday's bomb attacks.

landfall

(lănd'fôl'pronunciation
n.
  1. The act or an instance of sighting or reaching land after a voyage or flight.
  2. The land sighted or reached after a voyage or flight.
日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 陸地到達, 入港, 着陸, 陸地

crowd
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group noun
1 [C] a large group of people who have gathered together:
A crowd of about 15 000 attended the concert.

2 [S] INFORMAL a group of friends or a group of people with similar interests:
She goes about with a friendly crowd.
"Who was there?" "Oh, the usual crowd, Dave, Mike and Fiona." UI geography graduate student Luke Juran spoke about the floods and "Coping with natural disasters in Bangladesh" in front of a crowd of roughly 30 people ...

crowd Show phonetics
verb [T] INFORMAL
to make someone feel uncomfortable by standing too close to them or by continually watching them:
I need some time to do this work properly, so don't crowd me.

Definition


flood (ARRIVE OR FILL) Show phonetics
verb [I usually + adverb or preposition; T]
to fill or enter a place in large numbers or amounts:
Donations are flooding into the appeal office.
She drew back the curtains and the sunlight came flooding in.
Japanese cars have flooded the market (= a lot of them are on sale).
He was flooded with (= suddenly felt a lot of) joy when his first child was born.
For Proust, the taste of a madeleine brought childhood memories flooding back (= made him suddenly rememember a lot of things).

flood Show phonetics
noun [C]
a large amount or number of something:
A flood of cheap imports has come into the country.

flooded Show phonetics
adjective
containing a large amount or number of something:
The market is flooded with cheap imports.

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