2017年5月25日 星期四

regain, recoup, staple, padlock, emporium, barbs, babecue, barricade

The US president reportedly called Germany 'bad, very bad' for flooding the US market with cars.
World leaders gather in Taormina to begin their ‘most challenging’ meeting for years


  • 1A sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult.
    1. 1.1 A cluster of spikes on barbed wire.
    2. 1.2 A deliberately hurtful remark.
      ‘his barb hurt more than she cared to admit’

If a robot can perform the work of seven employees, a company can recoup the investment in just one year.


Scholars believe this mystery manuscript from the 1800s is the first recovered memoir written in prison by an African-American.

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World War II Veterans Cross Memorial Barricades Despite Shutdown

ABC News ‎- 26 minutes ago

WWII Vets Cross Memorial Barricades Despite Shutdown.

Closed Parks, Idled Workers and Some Undaunted Veterans

Barricades and padlocks closed access to federal facilities across the United States Tuesday as the vast machinery of the federal government began shutting down for the first time in nearly two decades.

Kentucky Political Staple: Barbs and Barbecue

The annual Fancy Farm picnic, attended by Senator Mitch McConnell and his challengers, is a venerable Kentucky tradition where political candidates hurl mocking one-liners at one another.

An ad from the campaign for the Andy Warhol Museum.

Campaign Spotlight
New Ads for Warhol Museum Offer Different Look at Summer
By STUART ELLIOTT 29 minutes ago

The campaign, by the Marc USA agency, offers offbeat and sometimes startling views of summertime staples like firecrackers and sandals.

'Betsy Ross and the Making of America'

In this admiring biography, a historian shows that the life of the real woman behind the flag legend is well worth recovering.

A few months ago, the Belkin_G-Plus_MIMO network changed its name and gained a padlock icon in my computer’s list of available connections. Then — crickets. The era of unintentional, unasked-for or simply unacknowledged Internet sharing, it seemed, had come to an end.

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But if that happened to your shares, you would – just – have recouped your initial investment. Neither method of calculation is necessarily a guarantee to the experience of real investors.


Pronunciation: /rɪˈkuːp/

1Regain (something lost or expended):rains have helped recoup water levelssleep was what she needed to recoup her strength[NO OBJECT]: he’s just resting, recouping from the trial

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1.1Regain (money spent) through subsequent profits:oil companies are keen to recoup their investment

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1.2Reimburse or compensate (someone) for money spent or lost:the company turned to the real estate industry to recoup them

1.3Law Deduct or keep back (part of a sum due):federal law allows them to recoup part of the damages

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈkuːpm(ə)nt/



Early 17th century (as a legal term): from French recouper 'retrench, cut back', from re- 'back' + couper 'to cut'.



1 a main or important element of something:bread, milk, and other staples Greek legend was the staple of classical tragedy

a main item of trade or production:rubber became the staple of the Malayan economy

2 [mass noun] the fibre of cotton or wool considered with regard to its length and degree of fineness: [in combination]:jackets made from long-staple Egyptian cotton [as modifier]:he tested the lint for staple length and strength

3 [often with modifier] historical a centre of trade, especially in a specified commodity:proposals were made for a wool staple at Pisa
adjective [attributive]

main or important, especially in terms of consumption:the staple foods of the poor figurative violence is the staple diet of the video generation

most important in terms of trade or production:rice was the staple crop grown in most villages


Middle English (in staple2 (sense 3 of the noun)): from Old French estaple 'market', from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stapel 'pillar, emporium'; related to staple1



a piece of thin wire with two short right-angled end pieces which are driven by a stapler through sheets of paper to fasten them together.

a U-shaped metal bar with pointed ends for driving into wood to hold things such as wires in place.
verb [with object and adverbial of place]

attach or secure with a staple or staples:Merrill stapled a batch of papers together


Old English stapol, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stapel 'pillar' (a sense reflected in English in early use)


a padlock 戸に南京錠をかけるpadlock a door




A detachable lock with a U-shaped bar hinged at one end, designed to be passed through the staple of a hasp or a link in a chain and then snapped shut.
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tr.v., -locked, -lock·ing, -locks.

To lock up with or as if with a padlock.

[Middle English padlok : pad-, of unknown meaning + lok, lock; see lock1.]



  • 1A sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult.
    1. 1.1 A cluster of spikes on barbed wire.
    2. 1.2 A deliberately hurtful remark.
      ‘his barb hurt more than she cared to admit’


v., -ered, -er·ing, -ers.

To get back; regain.
To restore (oneself) to a normal state: He recovered himself after a slip on the ice.
To compensate for: She recovered her losses.
To procure (usable substances, such as metal) from unusable substances, such as ore or waste.
To bring under observation again: "watching the comet since it was first recovered-first spotted since its 1910 visit" (Christian Science Monitor).

To regain a normal or usual condition, as of health.
To receive a favorable judgment in a lawsuit.

[Middle English recoveren, from Old French recoverer, from Latin recuperāre. See recuperate.]

recoverable re·cov'er·a·ble adj.

recoverer re·cov'er·er n.

SYNONYMS recover, regain, recoup, retrieve. These verbs mean to get back something lost or taken away. Recover is the least specific: The police recovered the stolen car. "In a few days Mr. Barnstaple had recovered strength of body and mind" (H.G. Wells). Regain suggests success in recovering something that has been taken from one: "hopeful to regain/Thy Love" (John Milton). To recoup is to get back the equivalent of something lost: earned enough profit to recoup her expenses. Retrieve pertains to the effortful recovery of something (retrieved the ball) or to the making good of something gone awry: "By a brilliant coup he has retrieved . . . a rather serious loss" (Samuel Butler).

Definition of emporium

Pronunciation: /emˈpôrēəm/

noun (plural emporiums or emporia /-ˈpôrēə/)

a large retail store selling a wide variety of goods.

a business establishment that specializes in products or services on a large scale (often used for humorously formal effect):the world-famous food emporium you know those half-automated carwash emporia that advertise an “all-cloth wash?”

archaic a principal center of commerce; a market.


late 16th century: from Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos 'merchant', based on a stem meaning 'to journey'