Man drives car filled with gas cylinders into Sydney police station in 'terror attack'
SUV Drivers Burned Twice: At the Pump, on the Car Lot
Some Unload Vehicles for Less Than They Owe
By Annys ShinWashington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 2, 2008; Page A01
Americans' love affair with 22-inch rims, eight cylinders and four-wheel drive wrapped in an 8,000-pound package is over. And the breakup is going to cost.
With $4-a-gallon gas coming between drivers and their very large vehicles, consumers are dropping their once-beloved rides, fast. But not fast enough, it seems. As the price of gas has gone up, the value of sport-utility vehicles has gone down.
In the past six months, the price of a used Chevrolet Suburban has dropped as much as $8,000, said Mike Parker, manager of used-car sales at Lustine Toyota/Dodge in Woodbridge.
gas cylinder 瓦斯桶burn (DAMAGE) Show phonetics
verb burnt or burned, burnt or burned
1 [I or T] to (cause something to) be hurt, damaged or destroyed by fire or extreme heat:
He was badly burnt in the blaze.
She burnt his old love letters.
The brandy burned (= felt too hot on) my throat.
On her first day in the Caribbean Josie was badly burned (= her skin became red and painful from too much sun).
Fair-skinned people burn easily in the sun.
Unable to escape, six people were burnt alive/burnt to death (= died by burning) in the building.
The vegetables were burnt to a crisp (= badly burnt).
2 [T always passive] to cause emotional pain to someone
burn Show phonetics
a place where fire or heat has hurt or damaged something:
One rescue worker caught in the explosion sustained severe burns.
I noticed a cigarette burn in the carpet.
See also heartburn; sunburn.
burning Show phonetics
Suddenly she felt a burning (sensation) (= feeling of heat) in her throat.
burnt Show phonetics
destroyed or made black by fire or heat