2016年2月4日 星期四

feed (PUT), surrender, bear down on sb/sth, profound musicianship,


'Change Is Coming,' McCain Says
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 4 -- Sen. John McCain of Arizona completed a long and often improbable journey to the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night, offering himself as an "imperfect servant" who will never surrender in his fight to change Washington and the country.
(By Robert W Barnes, The Washington Post)


Wireless Spectrum Auction Raises $19 Billion
Wireless companies bid more than $19 billion for radio spectrum license rights, which are being surrendered as broadcasters aim to convert to digital television in 2009.
WASHINGTON — The government announced on Tuesday that it had closed the most lucrative government auction in history as wireless companies bid more than $19 billion for the rights to radio spectrum licenses.

Hurricane Ike Bears Down on Texas Coastline

Forecasters said flooding from the mammoth storm could be high enough to cover many houses on Galveston Island



feed (PUT), profound musicianship

THE 59-year-old pianist Mitsuko Uchida — born near Tokyo, trained in Vienna and long resident in London — is, in more ways than one, a musician’s musician. Her performances and Philips recordings of Classical and Romantic standards — especially works by MozartBeethoven and Schubert — have consistently fed a reputation for elegant and profound musicianship.



feed (PUT)
verb fedfed
1 [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition] to supply something to a person or thing, or put something into a machine or system, especially in a regular or continuous way:
The vegetables are fed into the machine at this end.
The images are fed over satellite networks to broadcasters throughout the world.
[+ two objects] A member of the princess's staff had been feeding the newspaper information/feeding information to the newspaper.
Several small streams feed into (= join) the river near here.

2 [T] to put fuel on or inside something that burns, to keep it burning:
Remember to feed the fire while I'm out.

feed
noun [C]
the part of a machine through which it is supplied with fuel or with something else that it needs:
the car's oil feed
the printer's paper feed

feeder adjective [before noun]
describes something that leads to or supplies a larger thing of the same type:
a feeder road
a feeder school
profound (SHOWING UNDERSTANDING)

musician
noun [C] ━━ n. 音楽家; 作曲家; 音楽通; 楽士.
someone who is skilled in playing music, usually as their job:
The concert features dancers, singers and musicians of all nationalities.

musicianship
noun [U]
a person's skill in playing a musical instrument or singing:
The sheer musicianship of this young woman is breathtaking.

bear down on sb/sth phrasal verb
to move in a threatening way towards someone or something:
I looked up to see the car bearing down on me, out of control.

surrender

(sə-rĕn'dər) pronunciation
v.tr.
  1. To relinquish possession or control of to another because of demand or compulsion.
  2. To give up in favor of another.
  3. To give up or give back (something that has been granted): surrender a contractual right.
  4. To give up or abandon: surrender all hope.
  5. To give over or resign (oneself) to something, as to an emotion: surrendered himself to grief.
  6. Law. To restore (an estate, for example), especially to give up (a lease) before expiration of the term.

sur・ren・der



--> ━━ vt. 引渡す ((to)); 放棄する; ((~ oneselfで)) (身を)任せる, (習慣などに)ふける.
━━ vi. 降服する, 屈する ((to)).
surrender (oneself) to 降服する; ふける ((to)); 自首する.
━━ n. 引渡し; 放棄; 降服; 自首; (保険の)解約.
surrender value (保険の)中途解約払い戻し額.

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