2016年5月10日 星期二

snazzier, seep, shifts, shift gear, investment portfolios, seepage, shift the dial


Workers See Reforms Begin at Tech Firms’ China Factories

CHENGDU, China — After the hardships of work for electronics makers in China reached a global audience, activists and corporate customers like Apple have started to bring shifts in labor conditions.



HTC will pay licensing fees to Apple as part of their patent settlement. Analysts expressed concern about the Taiwanese smartphone maker's long-term prospects.

BP Decisions Set Stage for Disaster

Leading up to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast, BP made certain technical moves, such as skipping a cement test and not fully circulating drilling fluid, that made controlling natural-gas seepage more of a challenge.

In a Shift, Chinese Spend More Overseas

The challenge for economists is figuring out why money is leaving China, and how long the trend will last. In Hong Kong, more mainlanders are shopping for jewelry.

Crisis Seeps Into
Everyday Lives

The crisis gripping global finance is filtering into the everyday lives of Americans, spawning a variety of emotions and shifts in investment portfolios.


The companies are also shifting gears because their technological feats of the last two decades — smaller laptops with fast
er chips to deliver snazzier graphics — no longer impress consumers, who increasingly find their three-year-old computers adequate for everyday tasks.






shift gear經常用在喻義,譬如說,
U.S. Car-Safety Thought Shifts Gears 小型車不見得不安全

China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development. 作者/ Gallagher, Kelly Sims 出版社/ MIT PRESS 出版日期/ 2006
翻譯成:「變速!中國:汽車、能源、環境與創新」北京:清華大學,2007
注意,它的副標題有「創造性化妝」。


change gear UK (US ALSO shift gear)
to change the position of the gears to make a vehicle go faster or more slowly


snazzy
adjective INFORMAL APPROVING
modern and stylish in a way that attracts attention:
Paula's wearing a very snazzy pair of shoes!
He designs snazzy new graphics for software packages.

snazzily adverb




shift (MOVE OR CHANGE) Show phonetics
verb
1 [I or T] to (cause something or someone to) move or change from one position or direction to another, especially slightly:
She shifted (her weight) uneasily from one foot to the other.
The wind is expected to shift (to the east) tomorrow.
Media attention has shifted recently onto environmental issues.

2 [T] MAINLY US to move the gears of a vehicle into different positions in order to make it go faster or slower:
In cars that are automatics, you don't have to bother with shifting gears.

shift Show phonetics
noun [C]
a change in position or direction:
a shift in the wind/temperature
The shift in the balance of power in the region has had far-reaching consequences.
There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion towards peaceful negotiations.


n.
  1. A change from one person or configuration to another; a substitution.
    1. A group of workers that relieve another on a regular schedule.
    2. The working period of such a group: worked the night shift.
    1. A means to an end; an expedient.
    2. A stratagem; a trick.
  2. A change in direction: a shift in the wind.
  3. A change in attitude, judgment, or emphasis.


shifting Show phonetics
adjective
always changing or moving:
They lost their way in the shifting sands of the Sahara.


seep
intr.v., seeped, seep·ing, seeps.
  1. To pass slowly through small openings or pores; ooze.
  2. To enter, depart, or become diffused gradually.
n.
  1. A spot where water or petroleum trickles out of the ground to form a pool.
  2. Seepage.
[Alteration of dialectal sipe.]


seepage
1. The slow movement of water through a soil.
2. The quantity of water which has slowly moved through a porous material, such as soil.




dial[di・al]
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  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[dáiəl]
  •  
[名]
1 (時計の)文字盤;(各種計器の)目盛り板, 指針盤;(電話・ラジオ・テレビの)ダイヤル;日時計(sundial).
2 ((俗))(人の)顔.
spin a person's dials
〈人を〉(性的に)興奮させる, その気にさせる(turn on).
━━[動](〜ed, 〜・ing or((主に英))〜led, 〜・ling)(他)
1 〈電話番号を〉回す, 押す, 〈人・場所に〉電話をかける, 〈ラジオなどの〉ダイヤルを回して波長を合わせる, 〈番組を〉選ぶ
Dial 045-3333 for a quick loan.
((広告))即金でお貸しします. 電話は045-3333.
2 …を文字盤で示す[測る].
━━(自)電話をかける((up))
dial home
家に電話する.
[中ラテン語diālis(diēs日+-AL=1日を示す盤)]
di・al・er, ((英))・ler
[名]

shift

音節shift 発音記号/ʃíft/音声を聞く
【動詞】 【他動詞】
用例
b
場所位置などを〉変える移す.
用例
2
〔+目的語+前置詞+()名詞〕〈責任罪などを〉〔…に〕転嫁するかぶせるto,onto〕.
用例
He tried to shift the blame to [onto] me. 彼はその私にせようとした.
3
〈…を〉(別のものに)変える.
用例
【自動詞】
1
動詞(+副詞())〕
用例
The load shifted. (車の動揺で)積み荷いた.
b
舞台などが〉変わる; 〈が〉向きが変わる.
用例
2
動詞(+)(+前置詞+()名詞)〕《主に米国用いられる》 (自動車の)ギヤを〔…に〕入れ替えるupdown〉〔into,to〕 (change).
用例

自動詞としての「shift」のイディオムやフレーズ
shíft for onesélfshíft géars
shíft óff
【名詞】【可算名詞】
用例
用例
8
【音楽】 (バイオリンをひく時の)左手の移動.
9
【言語学】 音の推移.

可算名詞としての「shift」のイディオムやフレーズ
màke shíft

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