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A News Story Grows With ‘Occupy’ Protests
By BRIAN STELTER
As the Occupy Wall Street protests are echoed in cities like Tampa, Fla., news organizations across the country are tuning in. Above, papers at Washington’s Newseum.
By RICHARD A. DAYNARD
We've done a good job of reducing smoking rates. Now it's time to finish the job.
Web Privacy on the Radar in Congress
Big deal! INFORMAL
said when you do not think that what someone has said or done is important or special:
"I ran five miles this morning." "Big deal! I ran ten."
a system which uses radio waves to find the position of objects which cannot be seen:
Other vessels in the area show up on the ship's radar (screen).
a The adjective anechoic has one meaning:Meaning #1: not having or producing echoes; sound-absorbent
anechoic tank 無響箱；無響槽
anechoic room 無響室；無回音室
Neither having nor producing echoes: an anechoic chamber.
soundproof chamber 隔音室
soundproof door 防音門
soundproof material 防音材料
1. Hand in, give over, as in I turned in my exam and left the room. [c. 1300]
2. Surrender or inform on, especially to the police, as in The shoplifter turned herself in. [1920s]
3. Produce, as in He turned in a consistent performa Go to bed, as in I turned in early last night. [Colloquial; late 1600s]
You wouldn’t know it by his pay stubs, but Jiang Jianqing heads the world’s largest bank.
Jiang, chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, made just $234,700 in 2008. That’s less than 2 percent of the $19.6 million awarded to Jamie Dimon, chief executive of the world’s fourth-largest bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Japanese Smoking Culture Proves Hard To Snuff Out
by Lucy Craft Mina Abe (center) and Kota Osabe (right) are trying to promote blowing bubbles as an alternative to cigarette smoking in Japan. Mina Abe (center) and Kota Osabe (right) are trying to promote blowing bubbles as an alternative to cigarette ...
|Verb||1.||snuff out - put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"|
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
stamp - destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot; "Stamp fascism into submission"; "stamp out tyranny"
|2.||snuff out - put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"|
stub - extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigarette now"
black out - obliterate or extinguish; "Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived"
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- The usually short end remaining after something bigger has been used up: a pencil stub; a cigarette stub. See Regional Note at stob.
- Something cut short or arrested in development: a stub of a tail.
- The part of a check or receipt retained as a record.
- The part of a ticket returned as a voucher of payment. 票根
- To pull up (weeds) by the roots.
- To clear (a field) of weeds.
- To strike (one's toe or foot) against something accidentally.
- To snuff out (a cigarette butt) by crushing.
[Middle English stubbe, tree stump, from Old English stybb.]
- stubs (複数形) • stubbed (過去形) • stubbed (過去分詞) • stubbing (現在分詞) • stubs (三人称単数現在)
1 （木の）切り株；（地中・幹・枝に残った草木の）切り残り, 折れ残り；（折れた歯の）根；短い突出部.
3 （小切手帳・受取帳などの）控え, （入場券などの）半券.
2 〈畑などから〉切り株を取り払う；〈木の根を〉堀り起こす；〈切り株・雑草などを〉引き抜く, 根こそぎにする((up)).3 〈タバコを〉押しつぶして火を消す((out)).
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