2016年3月11日 星期五

panicky, to coast, convulse, mislead, coaster, sled,panic, toboggan


The Economist 新增了 10 張相片
Beneath the Japanese archipelago lies a mythical catfish, brutish and capricious. For most of the time, its head is pinned down by a granite keystone, held in place by the Shinto god of the earth. But occasionally, the god drops his guard. Then the fish thrashes, convulsing the earth. Fukushima, five years on


OPEC Is Concerned, but Not Panicky on Oil Drop1



VIDEO: Super Bowling Down Broadway
Super Bowl sideshows have taken over 13 blocks of Broadway, building up to Sunday's game. A toboggan run, goal-kicking nets and autograph hunters now jostle with New Yorkers along the fabled street.


Over the past year the Senkaku islands, a clutch of five uninhabited islets in the East China Sea, have shown their ability to convulse relations between China and Japan, Asia's two biggest powers. They have even raised the spectre of military conflict, which America fears it might be dragged into. The stakes are high. So who actually owns the Senkakus? http://econ.st/189eN2r

Harvard Wins Seventh Straight Over Yale, Earns Ivy Title Share

The Game quickly turned into a slaughter Saturday at the Yale Bowl. Four first-half touchdowns by sophomore Paul Stanton tied the record for scores in the Harvard-Yale game and allowed the Crimson to coast to a 34-7 beatdown of its archrival.
With Dartmouth upsetting Princeton later Saturday, the win earned Harvard a share of the Ivy title. The championship is Crimson coach Tim Murphy’s seventh in 20 seasons.


Iran Erupts in Holy Day Clashes
Iranian protesters clashed with security forces, as a major religious holiday was convulsed by what appeared to be the worst street violence in more than six months.


James Murdoch Denies Misleading Parliamentary Panel

By SARAH LYALL
James Murdoch returned to a parliamentary inquiry into the phone-hacking affair convulsing News Corporation and denied misleading the panel at an earlier appearance in July.
Facebook Reaches Privacy Settlement With FTC
The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook agreed to settle charges that it misled users about its use of their personal information.


Japanese leaders tried to calm panicky financial markets on Tuesday as a deepening nuclear power crisis looked certain to increase the toll on an economy already convulsing from the impact of Friday's earthquake and tsunami.


panic
(păn'ĭk) pronunciation
n.
  1. A sudden, overpowering terror, often affecting many people at once. See synonyms at fear.
  2. A sudden widespread alarm concerning finances, often resulting in a rush to sell property: a stock-market panic.
  3. Slang. One that is uproariously funny.
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or resulting from sudden, overwhelming terror: panic flight.
  2. Of or resulting from a financial panic: panic selling of securities.
  3. often Panic Mythology. Of or relating to Pan.
tr. & intr.v., -icked, -ick·ing, -ics.
To affect or be affected with panic. See synonyms at frighten.

[From French panique, terrified, from Greek Pānikos, of Pan (a source of terror, as in flocks or herds), groundless (used of fear), from Pān, Pan. See Pan.]
panicky pan'ick·y adj.


panic1

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Pronunciation: /ˈpanɪk /


NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
1Sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causingwildly unthinking behaviour:she hit him in panic[IN SINGULAR]: he ran to the library in a blind panic
1.1[COUNT NOUN] A state of widespread financial alarmprovoking hasty action:he caused an economic panic by his suddenresignation[AS MODIFIER]: panic selling
1.2[COUNT NOUN] informal frenzied hurry to do something:workload of constant panics and rush jobs

VERB (panicspanickingpanicked)

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1Feel or cause to feel panic:[NO OBJECT]: the crowd panicked and stampeded for the exit[WITH OBJECT]: talk of love panicked her
1.1[WITH OBJECT] (panic someone into) Drive someone through panic into (hasty action):we are not going to be panicked into a decision

Origin

early 17th century: from French panique, from modern Latin panicus, from Greek panikos, from the name of the god Pan, noted for causing terror, to whom woodland noises were attributed.

convulse

(kən-vŭls') pronunciation

v., -vulsed, -vuls·ing, -vuls·es. v.tr.
  1. To shake or agitate violently: tremors that convulsed the countryside; when civil war convulsed the nation. See synonyms at agitate.
  2. To affect with irregular and involuntary muscular contractions; throw into convulsions.
  3. To cause to shake with laughter or strong emotion.
v.intr.
To become affected by or as if by convulsions; shake.

[Latin convellere, convuls-, to pull violently : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + vellere, to pull.]



[動](他)
1 ((通例受身))〈人を〉(笑い・怒り・苦痛などで)身もだえさせる((from, with ...))
be convulsed with anger
怒りに身を震わす.
2 …を激しく震動させる;…に動乱[騒動]を起こさせる
An earthquake convulsed the island.
地震で島は激しく揺れた.
3 …に(筋肉の)けいれんを起こさせる.
━━(自)〈人・体の一部が〉けいれんする;激しく揺れる[震える].


panic
[名]
1 [U][C]恐慌(状態);恐怖, ろうばい. ⇒FEAR[類語]
people in (a) panic
恐慌状態に陥った人々
be seized with [by] panic
恐怖にとらわれる.
2 ((英略式))大あわて.
3 [C]《金融》恐慌, パニック
a financial panic
金融恐慌.
4 ((米俗))非常におかしな[こっけいな]人[物].
━━[形]
1 〈心配・恐怖などが〉正気[自制心]を失わせる.
2 〈感情・行為・価格などが〉狂乱の, あわてふためいた.
3 ((P-))牧神Panの.
be (at) panic stations
(事を)大急ぎでしなければならない, (…で)あわてふためく((over ...)).
push [press, hit] the panic button
((米略式))
(1) あわてふためく.
(2) 非常手段をとる.
(3) 非常事態を宣言する;(仕事などで)カツを入れる.
━━[動](-icked, -ick・ing)(他)
1 〈人を〉うろたえさせる, …に自制心を失わせる, 恐慌を起こさせる.
2 ((米俗))〈観客などを〉歓喜させる.
━━(自)恐怖に駆られる, (…で)あわてふためく((at ...)).
[フランス語←ギリシャ語Pankós (Panギリシャの田園の神+-kós=パンの). Panの神によって引き起こされた恐怖から]
-ick・y


[形]恐慌の;(…に)びくびくした((about ...)).

coast·er ('stər) pronunciation
n.
  1. One that coasts, as:
    1. One who acts in an aimless manner.
    2. A sled or toboggan.
    3. One who rides a sled or toboggan.
  2. Nautical. A vessel engaged in coastal trade: "dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smokestack" (John Masefield).
  3. A roller coaster.
    1. A small mat or plate placed under a vessel to protect a tabletop or other surface beneath.
    2. A small tray, often on wheels, for passing something, such as a wine decanter, around a table.
  4. A resident of a coastal region.


[名]
1 (沿岸各地に寄港する)沿岸航行者[船];沿岸貿易船.
2 沿岸近くに住む人.
3 ((米))(坂すべり用の)滑降ぞり;ジェットコースター(roller coaster).
4 (コップなどの)敷き皿, コースター;(酒瓶などをのせて食卓の客に回す, 時に車輪のついた)盆;(自動車修理用の)車輪つきの台;((主に英))(木製の)チーズ皿.
5 ((豪俗))浮浪者.

convulse


発音
v., -vulsed, -vuls·ing, -vuls·es. v.tr.
  1. To shake or agitate violently: tremors that convulsed the countryside; when civil war convulsed the nation. See synonyms at agitate.
  2. To affect with irregular and involuntary muscular contractions; throw into convulsions.
  3. To cause to shake with laughter or strong emotion.
v.intr.
To become affected by or as if by convulsions; shake.

[Latin convellere, convuls-, to pull violently : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + vellere, to pull.]
━━ vt. (激しく)震動させる; (けいれんを)起こさせる, 身を震わせる ((with)) (be 〜d with laughter).
con・vul・sion ━━ n. 激動; (社会的な)動揺; (pl.) 発作, 身もだえ.



tobogganLine breaks: to¦bog|gan
Pronunciation: /təˈbɒg(ə)n
/

NOUN
a long, light, narrow vehicle, typically on runners, used for sliding downhill over snow or ice.

misléad[mis・léad]

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[動](-led, 〜・ing)(他)
1 〈人を〉誤った方向に導く[案内する];〈人を〉(…に)誤り導く((into ..., doing))
Don't be misled by appearances.
外見に迷わされるな
Our guide misled us as to the location of the hotel.
案内人は私たちにホテルの場所を間違えて教えた.
2 〈人を〉(…について)欺く, 誤解させる((about, as to ...))
The salesman misled me about the watch's guarantee.
そのセールスマンは時計の保証について私をだました.

misléading[mis・léading]

  • レベル:大学入試程度

[形]〈言葉などが〉人を誤らせる, 誤解させる, 誤解を招くおそれのある.
mis・léading・ly
[副]
mis・léading・ness
[名]



sled - Wiktionary


sled
発音
sléd
sledの変化形
sleds (複数形) • sledded (過去形) • sledded (過去分詞) • sledding (現在分詞) • sleds (三人称単数現在)
((主に米))[名](雪上・氷上用の)そり;(子供用の)小型そり.
━━[動](〜・ded, 〜・ding)(自)そりで滑る, そりで行く.
━━(他)…をそりで運ぶ.
[中フラマン語. 原義は「すべる」. △SLIDE



coast

Syllabification: (coast)
Pronunciation: /kōst/
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noun

  • 1the part of the land near the sea; the edge of the land:the west coast of Africa they sailed further up the coast [as modifier]:the coast road
  • (the Coast) North American the Pacific coast of North America.
  • 2a run or movement in or on a vehicle without the use of power.

verb

  • 1 [no object] (of a person or vehicle) move easily without using power:the engines stopped, and the craft coasted along
  • act or make progress without making much effort:he coasted to victory
  • slide down a snowy hill on a sled.
  • 2 [no object] sail along the coast, especially in order to carry cargo: (as adjective coasting)a coasting schooner




Phrases





the coast is clear

there is no danger of being observed or caught.

Origin:

Middle English (in the sense 'side of the body'), from Old French coste (noun), costeier (verb), from Latin costa 'rib, flank, side'. Sense 1 of the noun arose from the phrase coast of the sea 'side of the sea'




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