2015年12月15日 星期二

surpass, exceed, passd, behemoth

Breaking news: Oil is close to surpassing the lows hit during the financial crisis amid increased expectations of a persistent global crude oversupply.


Volkswagen said it would submit a formal offer to acquire all of MAN, but signaled that its lowball offer was aimed more at complying with German antitrust rules rather than toward securing a majority in the German truck maker.

As Layoffs Surge, Women May Pass Men in Job Force
By CATHERINE RAMPELL
With the economic downturn taking a toll on industries that employ more men, women are close to surpassing men on the nation’s payrolls.

Ever since China surpassed Germany to become the world's third-largest national economy in 2007, the next milestone has loomed: China's fast growth means that at some point soon, it will surpass Japan as the second-largest economy behind the U.S.

從中國在2007年超過德國成為全球第三大經濟強國以來﹐其進行路程上的下一塊里程碑就已若隱若現﹐即中國的快速增長將使它很快超越日本、自己坐上全球經濟的第二把交椅。
Apple's market cap surpasses Google's
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USABy John Boudreau On Wednesday, Apple became Silicon Valley's most valued company, nudging out Internet behemoth Google by what amounts to pocket change ...

Apple's Market Cap Exceeds Google
Slashdot - USALawrence Person writes "Mac Daily News was one of many Apple-followers to note that Apple Inc.'s market capitalization exceeded Google today. ...




Asia Spurs Semiconductor Sales
Global chip sales rose 1.5% in February, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association, which noted that the Asia-Pacific region has surpassed the U.S. as the largest market for personal computers.

exceed Show phonetics
verb [T]
to be greater than a number or amount, or to go beyond a permitted limit:
The final cost should not exceed $5000.
The success of our campaign has exceeded our wildest expectations.
She was found guilty on three charges of exceeding the speed limit.


surpass
verb [T] FORMAL
to do or be better than:
His time for the 100 metres surpassed the previous world record by one hundredth of a second.
The book's success has surpassed everyone's expectations.
[R] The director has really surpassed himself (= done better than he has done before) with this new film.

surpassing
adjective [before noun] LITERARY
extremely great:
a face of surpassing loveliness


pass
v.tr.
  1. To go by without stopping; leave behind.
    1. To go by without paying attention to; disregard or ignore: If you pass the new photographs in the collection, you'll miss some outstanding ones.
    2. To fail to pay (a dividend).
  2. To go beyond; surpass: The inheritance passed my wildest dreams.
  3. To go across; go through: We passed the border into Mexico.
    1. To undergo (a trial or examination) with favorable results: She passed every test.
    2. To cause or allow to go through a trial, test, or examination successfully: The instructor passed all the candidates.
    1. To cause to move: We passed our hands over the fabric.
    2. To cause to move into a certain position: pass a ribbon around a package.
    3. To cause to move as part of a process: pass liquid through a filter.
    4. To cause to go by: The sergeant passed his troops before the general and halted them at the grandstand.
    5. Baseball. To walk (a batter).
    6. To maneuver (the bull) by means of a pase in bullfighting.
  4. To allow to go by or elapse; spend: He passed his winter in Vermont.
  5. To allow to cross a barrier: The border guard passed the tourists.
    1. To cause to be transferred from one to another; circulate: They passed the news quickly.
    2. To hand over to someone else: Please pass the bread.
    3. Sports. To transfer (a ball, for example) to a teammate, as by throwing.
    4. To cause to be accepted; circulate fraudulently: pass counterfeit money.
    5. Law. To transfer title or ownership of.
  6. To discharge (body waste, for example); void.
    1. To approve; adopt: The legislature passed the bill.
    2. To be sanctioned, ratified, or approved by: The bill passed the House of Representatives.
  7. To pronounce; utter: pass judgment; pass sentence on an offender.


behemoth
(bĭ-hē'məth, bē'ə-məth) pronunciation
n.
  1. Something enormous in size or power.
  2. often Behemoth A huge animal, possibly the hippopotamus, described in the Bible.
[Middle English behemoth, bemoth, from Hebrew bəhēmôt, pl. of bəhēmâ, beast.]




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hanching chung 提到...

Such a deal would create the largest cellular telephone provider in the United States, with more than 80 million subscribers, surpassing the current No. 1, AT&T Wireless.