2017年4月20日 星期四

thrill, upset, cart, watermark, upset the apple cart, unseeded, put the cart before the horse



A Far-Right Bid to Make France ‘More French’

Slipping in polls before the first round of a presidential election, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front, vowed to clamp down on foreigners, thrilling her base.
Nadal Prevails While Monfils Thrills in Openers
Rafael Nadal defeated the unseeded Daniel Brands, despite a scare. But it was Gaël Monfils of France who took the spotlight with his upset of No. 5 Tomas Berdych.

Chinese passport upsets diplomatic applecart


A new watermark on freshly issued Chinese passports portrays disputed territories as belonging to China. The move has outraged the country's Asian neighbors and fueled concerns about Beijing's motives.


iPad upsets the applecart in German parliament

Jimmy Schulz, a German MP, decided to give a speech - not from paper, but
from his new electronic device. What happened next may change the way
parliament does business.

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Japanese judo star becomes upset victim
United Press International - USA
Dumitru defeated two-time Olympic champion and seven-time world champion Ryoko Tani of Japan in the semifinals of the 48-kilogram class, ending the reign of ...


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upset the apple cart
If you turn over a cart full of apples, you end up with apples everywhere, right? "Upset the apple cart" just means to upset things and cause disorder.
"Things were running smoothly in the office until Paul upset the apple cart by changing the software."
"Monica really upset the apple cart when she invited those skinheads to the NAACP meeting."

cart

Pronunciation: /kɑːt/
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noun

  • a strong open vehicle with two or four wheels, typically used for carrying loads and pulled by a horse:a horse and cart
  • a shallow open container on wheels that may be pulled or pushed by hand.
  • (also shopping cart)North American term for shopping trolley.
  • (also shopping cart) a facility on a website that records items selected by a customer for purchase until the transaction is completed:from the product page select the size and quantity you’d like and click ‘Buy’ to add it to your cart

verb

[with object]
  • 1convey or put in a cart or similar vehicle:the meat was pickled in salt and carted to El Paso
  • 2 [with object and adverbial of direction] informal carry (a heavy or cumbersome object) somewhere with difficulty:they carted the piano down three flights of stairs
  • remove or convey (someone) somewhere unceremoniously:they were carted off to the nearest police station
  • Cricket hit (the ball) with a powerful stroke that sends it a long way: he carted Sinfield for six




Phrases






in the cart

British informal in trouble or difficulty: if he didn’t finish the round the whole team would be in the cart





put the cart before the horse

reverse the proper order or procedure of something.


Put the cart before the horse

 

 

 

 

 

Derivatives






carter

noun





cartful

noun (plural cartfuls)

Origin:

Middle English: from Old Norse kartr, probably influenced by Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French carete, diminutive of carre (see car)



upset the applecart
 Spoil carefully laid plans, as in Now don't upset the applecart by revealing where we're

 going. This expression started out as upset the cart, used since Roman times to mean "spoil everything." The precise idiom dates from the late 1700s.

applecart


 
音節
ápple • càrt
applecartの慣用句
upset the applecart, (全1件)
[名](リンゴ売りが用いる)手押し車.
upset the [a person's] applecart
(人の)計画[手はず]をだめにする;台なしにする.






seeded

Pronunciation: /ˈsiːdɪd/

Definition of seeded

adjective

  • 1 [in combination] (of a plant or fruit) having a seed or seeds of a specified kind or number:a single-seeded fruit
  • (of land or an area of ground) having been sown with seed:seeded lawns
  • Heraldry (of a flower) having seeds of a specified tincture.
  • 2 (of a fruit or vegetable) having had the seeds removed:seeded, chopped tomatoes
3 given the status of seed in a sports tournament:Italy is one of the eight seeded teams






unseeded

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsiːdɪd/

Definition of unseeded

adjective

  • 1(of a competitor or team in a sports tournament) not seeded.
2(of a grape) not having seeds.






upset



Definition of upset

verb

Pronunciation: /ʌpˈsɛt/
(upsets, upsetting; past and past participle upset) [with object]
  • 1make (someone) unhappy, disappointed, or worried:the accusation upset her (as adjective upsetting)a painful and upsetting divorce
  • 2knock (something) over:he upset a tureen of soup
  • 3cause disorder in; disrupt:the dam will upset the ecological balance
  • disturb the digestion of (a person’s stomach): the motion of the boat would upset his stomach
  • 4 (often as noun upsetting) shorten and thicken the end or edge of (a metal bar, wheel rim, or other object), especially by hammering or pressure when heated.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈʌpsɛt/
  • 1an unexpected result or situation:the greatest upset in boxing history
  • 2 [mass noun] the state of being unhappy, disappointed, or worried:a legal dispute will cause worry and upset
  • 3a disturbance of a person’s digestive system:a stomach upset

adjective

  • 1 /ʌpˈsɛt/ unhappy, disappointed, or worried:she looked pale and upset
  • 2 /ˈʌpsɛt/ (of a person’s stomach) having disturbed digestion, especially because of something eaten.

Derivatives







upsetter


Pronunciation: /-ˈsɛtə/
noun




upsettingly


Pronunciation: /-ˈsɛtɪŋli/
adverb



Definition of thrill

noun

  • 1a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:the thrill of jumping out of an aeroplane
  • an experience that produces a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:to ride a winner is always a thrill
  • a wave or nervous tremor of emotion or sensation:a thrill of excitement ran through her
  • 2 Medicine a vibratory movement or resonance heard through a stethoscope.
  • archaic a throb or pulsation.

verb

  • 1 [with object] cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:his kiss thrilled and excited her they were thrilled with the results I’m thrilled to bits
  • [no object] experience a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure:thrill to the magic of the world 's greatest guitarist
  • 2 [no object, with adverbial] (of an emotion or sensation) pass with a nervous tremor:the shock of alarm thrilled through her
  • [no object] literary quiver or throb.

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