2018年3月4日 星期日

surpass, exceed, passd, behemoth, lionize, a pride of lions

Joshua Freeman travels from Britain’s textile mills to monster steel and carmaking factories in 20th-century America, Europe and the Soviet Union. His journey ends in southern China at Foxconn’s city-sized plant, which makes iPhones and other gadgets
Which may turn out to be their epitaph

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
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.

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.

American and European officials in particular hope to pipe Turkmen gas across the Caspian Sea into southern Europe in order to break the Russian gas behemoth Gazprom’s growing hold over the continent’s energy market.

The Massachusetts Economic Assistance Coordinating Council, which oversees government incentives for development, is expected to give its approval to a $3.5 million tax break for banking behemoth JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday, The Boston Herald reported.

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Never mind the fact that two members of the committee have since succumbed to the magazine cover curse, the plunge in reputation that so often follows lionization in the media. (Mr. Summers, now the head of the National Economic Council, is still going strong.) Far more important is the extent to which our claims of financial soundness — claims often invoked as we lectured other countries on the need to change their ways — have proved hollow.

noun [C]
1 (FEMALE lionessa large wild animal of the cat family with yellowish brown fur which lives in Africa and southern Asia:
a pride (= group) of lions

2 someone who is important, successful or powerful:
a literary lionlionizeUK USUALLY lionise
verb [T]
to make someone famous, or to treat someone as if they were famous

lionizationUK USUALLY lionisation Show phonetics
noun [U]


━━ n. ライオン, 獅子(しし); 勇猛な人; 呼び物, 人気の的, 名士; 〔英〕 (pl.) 名物, 名所; 【紋】獅子紋; 【天文】(the L-) 獅子座[宮].
 a lion in the way [path] 前途の難関.
 lion's share 最良の分け前, うまい汁.
 put [place] one's head in the lion's mouth 好んで危険を冒す.
 the British Lion 英国(民).
 throw … to the lions (不要になった)人を見捨てる.
 twist the lion's tail (米国の記者などが)英国を悪く言う.
 li・on・ess ━━ n. ライオンの雌.
 lion・hearted ━━ a. 勇敢な.
 lion hunter ライオン狩猟家; 名士と交際したがる人.
 li・on・ize ━━ vt. もてはやす.
li・on・i・za・tion n.
 Lions Club ライオンズクラブ ((国際的奉仕団体)).

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.

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.

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

  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.

(bĭ-hē'məth, bē'ə-məth) pronunciation
  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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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.