2017年5月10日 星期三

call (VISIT), swamp, outadvertise, runoff, poultice/ cataplasm, swamp humanitarian resources

Google Vs. Amazon: The Time For Google To Move Is Now
Google must act quickly. It is at risk if being swamped unless it starts to materially improve the number of third-party products which can be used with ...
A Sea of Bikes Swamps Amsterdam
“You have people riding the cleanest most efficient mode of transportation so why start discouraging that to solve some ‘minor’ parking problems,” writes Hendrik in Amsterdam.
Syria’s Refugees Overwhelming U.N. Relief Efforts
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United Nations’ predicted that by the end of 2013, the flow of refugees would swamp humanitarian resources.




Professor Tucker's best-known work, in which he created the mathematical foundations of linear programming, was the product of a second career in mathematics that did not begin until he was 45 and swamped with wartime work, administrative duties and three boisterous young children.



Hollande and Sarkozy Head to Runoff in French Race

By STEVEN ERLANGER
François Hollande, the Socialist challenger, came out on top in the first round of French presidential elections, but his lead over the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, was slim.
Environmental Group Calls for Ban on Baptisms in Jordan River
Until pollutants -- untreated sewage and agricultural runoff -- are removed, EcoPeace wants pilgrims to the Holy Land to stop entering the lower Jordan River, where the Bible says Jesus was baptized.

Japan Releases Low-Level Radioactive Water
Water is being released into the ocean to keep runoff from swamping the generators powering cooling systems.


“They took off about 1,000 pounds of stone that was ready to come off,” Mr. LeClerc said.
Now, the library has to determine the best cleaning method: whether to use a laser method that zaps off the black sooty pieces or to apply poultices and then peel off the pollutants.


2009
German City Councils Swamped by AIG Losses

The fallout of AIG’s poor performance is being felt as far afield as in
Germany.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew0g2eI44va89pI0


How the Greek islands are becoming the first port of call for illegal immigrants

More than a hundred and twenty war-refugee children, some as young as eleven, have ended a hunger strike at a centre for illegal immigrants on the Greek island of Leros.

They were protesting against the lack of proper shelter after arriving on Leros from countries as far away as Afghanistan.
The Greek government has now promised to move them to a holiday camp on the mainland. But Leros and other Greek islands near the Turkish coast are being swamped by boatloads of refugees trying to reach the west.

BUNG━━ n., v. 栓(をする), ふさぐ; 〔英俗〕 投げつける; 押込む ((through)).

The first English-language teacher to come to Japan landed in a tiny skiff, but before he did so, Ranald MacDonald pulled the bung from his boat in order to half-swamp her, in the hope of winning over locals with a story that he had come as someone who had fled the cruel tyrannies of a whale-ship captain and then been shipwrecked.


Obama’s Ad Effort Swamps McCain and Nears Record By JIM RUTENBERG
Barack Obama is using an advertising campaign of unrivaled scale and complexity to outadvertise John McCain nationwide by at least four to one.



swamp (TOO MUCH/BIG)
verb
1 [T often passive] If something swamps a person, system or place, they receive more of it than they can easily deal with:
Foreign cars have swamped the UK market.
I'm swamped with work at the moment.
Don't let feelings of depression swamp you.

2 [T] INFORMAL If clothes swamp you, they are much too big for you.



call (VISIT)
verb [I]
to visit someone, especially for a short time:
The electrician must have called (round) this morning when we were out - there's a note on the door mat.

call 
noun [C]
a short, especially official visit, usually made by someone whose job is connected with health:
Doctor Seward is out on a call this morning.
The nurse has got a few calls to make this afternoon.
SLIGHTLY OLD-FASHIONED I thought I'd pay a call on (= visit) an old friend of mine this weekend.

caller
noun [C]
a visitor
swamp (COVER)
verb [T]
to cover a place or thing with a large amount of water:
High tides have swamped the coast.
The boat was swamped by an enormous wave.

v.swampedswamp·ingswampsv.tr.
  1. To drench in or cover with or as if with water.
  2. To inundate or burden; overwhelm: She was swamped with work.
  3. Nautical. To fill (a ship or boat) with water to the point of sinking it.
v.intr.
To become full of water or sink.
[Perhaps of Low German origin .]
n.
    1. A seasonally flooded bottomland with more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog.
    2. A lowland region saturated with water.
  1. A situation or place fraught with difficulties and imponderables: a financial swamp.

swampiness swamp'i·ness n.
swampy swamp'y adj.



poultice (pōl'tĭs)
n. A soft moist mass of bread, meal, clay, or other adhesive substance, usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body. Also called cataplasm. tr.v., -ticed, -tic·ing, -tic·es. To apply a poultice to.

[Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin pultēs, thick paste, from Latin, pl. of puls, pult-, pottage. See pulse2.]
The word "poultice" comes from the Latin puls, pultes, meaning "porridge." Historically poultices are made from bread or other cereals.


n. - 糊藥
v. tr. - 敷糊藥於

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - パップ, 湿布
v. - パップを当てる

The noun cataplasm has one meaning:
Meaning #1: a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
Synonyms: poulticeplaster
cathaplasma and French cataplasme, both from Latin cataplasma, from Greek kataplasma, from kataplassein, to plaster over : kata-, down, onto, over; see cata– + plassein, to mold, form; see plasma.]

runoff
(rŭn'ôf', -ŏf') pronunciation
n.
    1. The overflow of fluid from a container.
    2. Rainfall not absorbed by soil.
  1. Eliminated waste products from manufacturing processes.
  2. An extra competition held to break a tie.


swamp
(swŏmp, swômp) pronunciation
n.
    1. A seasonally flooded bottomland with more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog.
    2. A lowland region saturated with water.
  1. A situation or place fraught with difficulties and imponderables: a financial swamp.

v., swamped, swamp·ing, swamps. v.tr.
  1. To drench in or cover with or as if with water.
  2. To inundate or burden; overwhelm: She was swamped with work.
  3. Nautical. To fill (a ship or boat) with water to the point of sinking it.
v.intr.
To become full of water or sink.

[Perhaps of Low German origin .]
swampiness swamp'i·ness n.






swampy swamp'y adj.

[名][U][C]湿地, 沼地;(耕作に適さない)柔らかい湿地.
━━[動](他)
1 〈水が〉〈道路を〉浸す;〈大雨などが〉〈土地・家屋を〉水浸しにする;《海事》〈ボートを〉満水で沈没させる.
2 …を沼地にはまり込ませる.
3III[名]([副])]((しばしば受身))…を(…で)圧倒する, …に(…が)洪水のように押し寄せる, 殺到する((with, by ...))
He was swamped with work.
仕事に忙殺されていた.
4 〈場所から〉下ばえを除く, 〈道を〉下ばえを刈って作る((out));〈(切り倒した)木の〉枝を刈り払う.
━━(自)(←(他))
1 〈ボートなどが〉浸水して沈む;湿地[沼地]に沈む[はまり込む].
2 忙殺される, 圧倒される, 破滅する, ひどい目にあう.


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