2015年11月14日 星期六

curtail, abridgement, shore sth up

The campaign also plays up “faster routes,” a reference to a decision to curtail service in smaller markets that is reducing the time to make trips between bigger cities.


Today's highlight on DW-WORLD:

Germany's Top Court Curtails Disputed Data Storage Law

In a blow to Berlin's efforts to boost anti-terrorism measures,
Germany's highest court on Wednesday, March 19 blocked parts of a
sweeping data-collection law that had prompted large protests by
civil liberties

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Automated sentiment-analysis, and “Moby-Dick.”


Damion Searls on sentiment analysis and Moby-Dick.
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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent's board has tapped two Europeans for the top posts at the Franco-American telecom-equipment company, moving to restore management unity and shore up the company's finances.


Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. announced a plan Sunday to help shore up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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The motivation for Jet Blue was more clear: The stake sale could help shore up the lagging finances of the airline, which has $433 million in current debt obligations and has already substantially curtailed its growth plans and sold some assets like older planes.

shore sth up
 (MAKE EFFECTIVE) phrasal verb [M]
to strengthen or improve an organization, agreement or system that is not working effectively or that is likely to fail:
The new public relations manager has the difficult task of shoring up the company's troubled image.
shore sth up (SUPPORT PHYSICALLY) phrasal verb [M]
to stop a wall or a building from falling down by supporting it with building materials such as wood or metal:
Boundary walls have had to be shored up.





abridgement
əˈbrɪdʒm(ə)nt/
noun
  1. 1.
    the action of abridging a text.
  2. 2.
    LAW
    curtailment of rights.
    "the abridgement of the rights of ownership"


curtail Show phonetics
verb [T]
to stop something before it is finished, or to reduce or limit something:
to curtail your holiday/spending
The last government severely curtailed trade union rights.
  1. 縮減,削減;縮短,省略
  2. 縮短演講稿
    政府希望縮減公共事業開支。

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