2016年10月9日 星期日

stray, meander, turn over, overturn, swerve, oncoming




Ernesto "Che" Guevara died on October 9th 1967. His bearded face has become one of the world's most familiar images, yet the wider the cult spreads, the further it strays from the man

U.S. Asks Hong Kong to Turn Over Leaker in N.S.A. Case

Officials confirmed on Saturday that they are seeking the return of Edward J. Snowden to face espionage and theft charges in the United States, setting off what is likely to be a tangled and protracted fight over his fate.



Japan's Nikkei soars upon reopening; remaining markets meander in fiscal-cliff ...
Washington Post
BANGKOK — Japan's benchmark stock index soared on its first trading day of the new year Friday, as investors reacted to a weakening yen and Washington's temporary skirting of the so-called fiscal cliff. But other world markets stalled as enthusiasm ...

 On prisons, can US learn from Japan?
Houston Chronicle - United States
WASHINGTON — Somewhere along the meandering career path that led James Webb to the US Senate, he found himself in the frigid interior of a Japanese prison. ...


36 Hours in Midcoast Maine

By BRENDAN SPIEGEL
Along this rocky stretch of coast north of Portland, the sea may still be the star. But other attractions are gaining on it.


Stephen Greenblatt is the author of many books, including “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare.” His new book, “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” will be published in September.


The metal tool the size of a tape deck can detect an oncoming quake's speed and acceleration in time to estimate its eventual magnitude and warn trains to slow down or natural gas companies to shut off supplies, said Wu Yih-min, a researcher at the National Taiwan University Department of Geosciences.

Bus overturns in Egypt killing at least 45
At least 45 people have been killed after a bus packed with passengers plunged into an irrigation canal in southern Egypt. Local officials said the accident occurred after the bus swerved to avoid an oncoming pickup truck on the road to Cairo from the southern city of Minya. That's around 200 kilometres south of Cairo. Egypt has a history of serious bus and car crashes due to speeding, careless driving and poor road conditions. At least 8,000 people were killed in accidents in 2006. Those are the most recent statistics available.


法官令YouTube交出用戶資料

Google Told to Turn Over User Data of YouTube
Google Won't Have to Turn Over Source Code
A federal judge has denied a request to force Google and YouTube unit to turn over the computer code at the heart of their search functions in a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit by Viacom.

McCain Driving Debate, But Some Fear Swerving
In the two weeks since Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, John McCain has demonstrated a knack for driving the daily political debate, forcing his opponent to respond to a challenge to meet in town hall debates, accusing him of being "delusional" about terrorism and saying he...
(By Michael D. Shear and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)


swerve 
verb
1 [I] to change direction, especially suddenly:
The bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the cyclists.
Compare unswerving.

2 If you do not swerve from a principle or certain actions, you continue to think or act as you did in the beginning:
She is one of those rare politicians whom one can trust not to swerve from policy and principle.

oncoming
adjective [before noun]
moving towards you or approaching:
The car veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided with an oncoming truck.
There seemed to be no way of averting the oncoming crisis.

turn over

1. Invert, bring the bottom to the top, as in We have to turn over the soil before we plant anything. [Second half of 1300s]

2. Shift position, as by rolling from side to side. For example, This bed is so narrow I can barely turn over. [First half of 1700s]

3. Rotate, cycle, as in The engine turned over but the car wouldn't start. [Early 1900s]

4. Think about, consider, as in She turned over the idea in her mind. [Early 1800s]

5. Transfer to another, surrender, as in I turned over the funds to the children. [Mid-1500s]

6. Do business to the extent or amount of, as in We hoped the company would turn over a million dollars the first year. [Mid-1800s]

7. Seem to lurch or heave convulsively, as in The plane hit an air pocket and my stomach turned over. [Second half of 1800s]

8. Replace or renew the constituent parts, as in Half of our staff turns over every few years. [Mid-1900s] Also see turn over a new leaf.



overturn
verb
1 [I or T] to (cause to) turn over:
The car skidded off the road, hit a tree and overturned.
The burglars had overturned all the furniture in the house.

2 [T] FORMAL to change a legal decision:
The Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision.

3 [T] UK If you overturn someone's majority in a British election, you defeat them:
The Labour candidate unexpectedly overturned the long-standing Tory majority.


stray
intr.v., strayed, stray·ing, strays.
    1. To move away from a group, deviate from the correct course, or go beyond established limits.
    2. To become lost.
  1. To wander about without a destination or purpose; roam. See synonyms at wander.
  2. To follow a winding course; meander.
  3. To deviate from a moral, proper, or right course; err.
  4. To become diverted from a subject or train of thought; digress. See synonyms at swerve.
n.
One that has strayed, especially a domestic animal wandering about.

adj.
  1. Straying or having strayed; wandering or lost: stray cats and dogs.
  2. Scattered or separate: a few stray crumbs.
[Middle English straien, from Old French estraier, from estree, highway, from Latin strāta. See street.]
strayer stray'er n.



swerve
noun [C](swûrv
tr. & intr.v., swerved, swerv·ing, swerves.
To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight course.

n.
The act of swerving.

[Middle English swerven, from Old English sweorfan, to rub, scour.]
SYNONYMS swerve, depart, deviate, digress, diverge, stray, veer. These verbs mean to turn away from a straight or prescribed course: a gaze that never swerved; won't depart from family traditions; deviated from the original plan; digressed from the main topic; opinions that diverged; strays from the truth; a conversation that veered away from sensitive issues.


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