2016年4月27日 星期三

surge ebb, frond, frodose, abound, tide sb over (sth), tide over


IPhone Sales Drop, and Apple’s 13-Year Surge Ebbs


Men rescued by U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific and U.S. Navy from remote island after spelling "help" with palm fronds.



 E.R. Costs for Mentally Ill Soar, and Hospitals Seek Better Way

By JULIE CRESWELL

While other types of health care costs might be declining, the cost of emergency room care for the mentally ill shows no sign of ebbing.


Europeans and Americans have a tendency to look to humor to tide over difficult times.

Democracy fights to keep a stronghold

As Western troops engage in warfare in the name of freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a prominent new report reveals worldwide democracy to be on the ebb, analysts ponder where to go from here.


And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Reasons Abound for Ebb in Job Growth

By CATHERINE RAMPELL
Economists cited various possible factors behind the addition of only 115,000 jobs in April, but none are likely to comfort 13.7 million jobless workers.

frond (frŏnd) pronunciation
n.
  1. The leaf of a fern.
  2. A large compound leaf of a palm.
  3. A leaflike thallus, as of a seaweed or lichen.
[Latin frōns, frond-, foliage.]
fronded frond'ed adj.
fron·dose (frŏn'dōs') pronunciation

adj.
  1. Bearing fronds.
  2. Resembling a frond.
[Latin frondōsus, abounding in foliage, from frōns, frond-, foliage.]
frondosely fron'dose'ly adv.
 

abound[a・bound]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[əbáund]

[動](自)((形式))
1 〈物・生物が〉(場所に)たくさんある[いる]((in ...))
Trout abounds in the brook.
その小川にはマスがたくさんいる(⇒2).
2 [A abound in [with] B]〈A(場 所)にはB(生物・物)が〉豊富である, あふれている, 充満している. ▼inのあとには場所・物に本来的に備わっている好ましい性質・特徴を表すものがくるのに対し, withのあとには付随的・非本質的な性質を表すものがくることが多く, 好ましくない性質についても用いる
places abounding in tourists
観光客でにぎわっている場所
The Caribbean abounds with islands.
カリブ海には島がたくさんある
The brook abounds with trout.
その小川にはマスがたくさんいる(▼1とは主語が逆になることに注意).
[ラテン語ab-から+undāre波をなす. 原義は「幸運が波のように押しよせる」. △ABUNDANT, REDUNDANT, SURROUND, INUNDATION, UNDULATION
a・bound・ing
[形]


ebb (ĕb) pronunciation
n.
  1. Ebb tide.
  2. A period of decline or diminution: "Insistence upon rules of conduct marks the ebb of religious fervor" (Alfred North Whitehead).
intr.v., ebbed, ebb·ing, ebbs.
  1. To fall back from the flood stage.
  2. To fall away or back; decline or recede. See synonyms at recede1.
[Middle English ebbe, from Old English ebba.]



tide sb over (sth) phrasal verb
to help someone to work or operate normally through a difficult period, usually by lending them money:
Can you lend me some money to tide me over till the weekend?
Have another piece of cake. It'll tide you over till supper.tide (CHANGE) Show phonetics
noun [S] LITERARY
a noticeable change in a situation or increase in a particular type of behaviour:
We must look for ways of stemming (= stopping) the rising tide of protest.

tide over
Support through a difficult period, as in I asked my brother for $100 to tide me over until payday. This expression alludes to the way the tide carries something. [Early 1800s]




Tide over 度過難關
In the past, lenders could convince these big-stakes players to continue supporting troubled investments to tide the companies over. But the duration of this downturn, and the fear of their limited partners' wrath, has made private equity players reluctant to continue throwing good money after bad.


WordNet: tide over
Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The verb has one meaning:
Meaning #1: suffice for a period between two points
Synonyms: bridge over, keep going




"To Tide ouer to a place, is to goe ouer with the Tide of ebbe or flood, and stop the contrary by anchoring till the next Tide."
That sense of tiding over, in which ships would tide over here and tide over there, was superseded by a 'coping with a short-term problem' meaning. This meaning drew on the imagery of ships floating over a obstacle on a swelling tide. Our present figurative usage of that image was established by the early 19th century, as in the Earl of Dudley's Letters to the Bishop of Llandaff, 1821:
"I wish we may be able to tide over this difficulty."
See also - Nautical Phrases.

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