2018年1月2日 星期二

shootout, on the cusp, fatigue,gracefully retiring

With Disney Deal Looming, Murdoch's Empire Is Fractured


Rupert Murdoch's decision to sell most of 21st Century Fox has many wondering what the future holds for him and the two sons who seemed on the cusp of taking over his vast empire.

“It is time to focus on squashing ‘El Trumpo.'” -- Democratic Party superdelegate Andres Lopez

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hillary Clinton stands on the cusp of having…

Scientists warn the world is on the cusp of a post-antibiotic era.

Argentina Breaks Through in Shootout
Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalties, 4-2, after 120 scoreless minutes, and will play Germany in Sunday’s final with the World Cup at stake.

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
The Lede Blog

Shops and Cars Burn in London Riot

Google Near Buying Traffic App Waze
Wall Street Journal
Google Inc. is on the cusp of paying more than $1 billion for navigation and traffic application Waze Inc., said a person familiar with the negotiations, as the Internet giant looks to boost its own navigation offerings around the world. The deal ...

The two men, now identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, brothers originally from Chechnya, were involved in a dramatic shootout with police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday night. The pair robbed a 7/11 and killed an MIT police officer before hijacking a car and engaging police in pitched battles in the suburb of Watertown. The older of the two men, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed during a shootout with police while his younger brother, Dzhokhar, remains on the run as of Friday morning.

Violence escalated on early Sunday morning after a young man’s death in a reported police shootout.
US foiled in shootout
Boston Globe
By Jere Longman FRANKFURT - Japan won its first Women's World Cup yesterday in a triumph built on hope and renewal, lifting a stricken country and somehow finding a way to win a match that the United States dominated for long stretches but could never ...

U.S. consumers reined in spending in July, exposing a vulnerability in an economy that appears on the cusp of recovering from the worst recession in 70 years.

2. Facebook Fatigue: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Web Giant?
By Ben Bajarin
Many of the young people I surveyed conveyed that they were ready for something else. Call me crazy, but I firmly believe that Facebook has either peaked or is on the cusp of peaking.

Charity Says Threats Foil Medical Aid in Myanmar
BANGKOK — Médecins Sans Frontières, one of the leading providers of medical assistance to people in Rakhine State, reported that many of its local staff members were afraid to work at refugee camps there.

Aging Boxers Face a Fight Against Time
By GREG BISHOP 20 minutes ago
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao, 33, may be on the cusp of having to decide between continuing to fight or gracefully retiring with brain, soul and body parts intact.

'The Hour of Peril'
Reviewed by GREG TOBIN
How an early plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln was foiled.

Founded two years ago, Storylane was designed to be a foil to social networks that prompted users to share moments of their life in quick snapshots or in text posts of 140 characters of less. The site pushed users to answer larger questions about their lives, such as religion or childhood.
Google's Nexus One smartphone will soon be discontinued in the U.S., as missteps and weak demand foiled the Internet company's attempt to shake up the way wireless phones are distributed.

Line breaks: shoot-out

1A decisive gun battle:we had all got cap pistols for Christmas and gathered in Dr Hadley’s backyard for a shoot-out
1.1(also penalty shoot-out) Soccer A tiebreaker decided by each side taking a specified number of penalty kicks.

also shoot-out (shūt'out') pronunciation
    1. A gunfight.
    2. A battle between military forces.
    3. Slang. A dispute or conflict to settle a disagreement: The marriage ended in a legal shootout.
  1. Sports.
    1. A high-scoring period or game.
    2. A means of resolving a tie after overtime in soccer and often in hockey, in which five players from each side alternately take individual shots on a goal defended by a goalie.

(foil) pronunciation
tr.v., foiled, foil·ing, foils.
  1. To prevent from being successful; thwart.
  2. To obscure or confuse (a trail or scent) so as to evade pursuers.
n. Archaic
  1. A repulse; a setback.
  2. The trail or scent of an animal.
[Middle English foilen, to trample, defile, variant of filen, to defile. See file3.]

 挫敗、阻撓、擊退。例句︰The FBI foiled an attempted car bomb attack.(美國聯邦調查局阻止了一件企圖進行的汽車炸彈攻擊。)Loyal dog foils French owner’s suicide bid 忠犬遏阻法國飼主的自殺企圖

1 ((しばしば受身))〈人・計画などを〉失敗させる;〈人の〉(企てを)くじく((in ...));…の裏をかく
foil a person's attempt [=foil a person in his attempt
2 〈人を〉打ち負かす;…を撃退する;…を阻止[妨害]する.
3 〈獣が〉〈臭跡を〉くらます.
1 ((古))妨害, 阻止, 撃退.
2 獣の臭跡[足跡].
1 [U]金属の薄片, フォイル, 箔(はく)
aluminum foil
2 [U](鏡の)金属裏張り, 裏箔(うらはく);《歯学》(充填(じゅうてん)用の)箔;(宝石の)下敷き箔.
3 (…の)引き立て役((to, for ...)).
4 《建築》葉形飾り, 弁飾り.
1 …に箔を着せる, を箔で裏打ちする.
2 …を引き立たせる.

Definition of counterfoil


the part of a cheque, receipt, ticket, or other document that is torn off and kept as a record by the person issuing it.
Definition of cusp

  • 1a pointed end where two curves meet, in particular:
  • Architecture a moulded projection at the point of a small arch in Gothic tracery.
  • a cone-shaped prominence on the surface of a tooth.
  • Anatomy a pocket or fold in the wall of the heart or a major blood vessel that fills and distends if the blood flows backwards, so forming part of a valve.
  • Mathematics a point at which the direction of a curve is abruptly reversed.
  • each of the pointed ends of the crescent moon.
  • Botany a sharp rigid point of a leaf.
  • 2 Astrology the initial point of an astrological sign or house:he was Aries on the cusp with Taurus
  • 3a point of transition between two different states:those on the cusp of adulthood

Pronunciation: /-speɪt/

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌspɪdeɪt/


late 16th century (in sense 2): from Latin cuspis 'point or apex'
[Latin cuspis, point.]

━━ n. とがった先, 尖端(せんたん); 【天文】(三日月の)端; 【数】2つの曲線や弧の交わる点.