2016年3月1日 星期二

trounce, ensure, insure, assure, belt out



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There is a pleasing hare-and-the-tortoise quality to the triumph of Tokyo Story by Yasujiro Ozu in the 1,000 Best Films list brought to us by Halliwell's Film Guide. Can it really be true that this deceptively gentle black and white film from 1953 about the poignancy of growing old is No 1, beating Citizen Kane and his sled? Humphrey and Ingrid by the piano? Scarlett and Rhett in the flames of Atlanta? Or even that Ozu has trounced the far more commercial Japanese film-maker Akiro Kurosawa?

















When Tim Armstrong left Google to head AOL in early 2009, many thought he was inheriting a basket case. Revenue and traffic were dropping as dial-up subscribers defected.


But AOL's shares are up 47% since its late 2009 spinoff from Time Warner, beating Nasdaq's 43% gain and trouncing Yahoo's 3.5% decline. AOL has even outperformed Mr. Armstrong's former employer, up only 17%.







But a simultaneous referendum in 2008, engineered by the departing Mr Chen on whether Taiwan should apply to join the UN, ensured more fierce debate about how to deal with China.








With All Its Profits, Microsoft Has a Popularity Problem

New York Times
By RANDALL STROSS MEASURED by profits, Microsoft trounces Apple and Google. In the most recent three months, Microsoft earned $4.52 billion, versus Apple's ...

Geithner Optimistic, Despite High Unemployment If Timothy F. Geithner were the fifth Beatle, he have would strutted on stage at Davos this morning and belted out: "It's getting better all the time!"




Karaoke singers in Beijing are being forced to listen to an anti-drugs song before belting out tunes as part of a crackdown on narcotics use ahead of China’s National Day, state media said Friday.
官方媒體週五報導,北京的K歌族被迫在盡情歡唱前,聆聽一首反毒歌,這是中國國慶日前夕的毒品掃蕩行動之一。張沛元



belt:動詞,俚語,指大聲用力地唱歌。例句:He’s always belting out songs while driving.(他總是一邊開車一邊嘶吼歡唱。)
crackdown: 名詞,鎮壓。例句:People around the world were both saddened and outraged by the Chinese government’s crackdown on peaceful protests in Tibet.(全世界各地民眾對中國政府鎮壓西藏的和平抗議感到既難過又憤怒。)


belt out
1. Knock unconscious; beat up, trounce; murder. For example, The police officer was accused of belting out the teenager before taking him to the station, or The hold-up man belted out the storekeeper and fled with the money. This expression originated in boxing. [Slang; c. 1940]
2. Sing or play music very loudly, as in She belted out the national anthem before every game. [Colloquial; c. 1950]

ensure(ĕn-shʊr') pronunciation
tr.v., -sured, -sur·ing, -sures.
To make sure or certain; insure: Our precautions ensured our safety. See Usage Note at assure.

[Middle English ensuren, from Anglo-Norman enseurer : Old French en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + Old French seur, secure, variant of sur; see sure.]



trounce
trounced, trounc·ing, trounc·es. v.tr.
  1. To thrash; beat.
  2. To defeat decisively.
v.intr.
To censure something or someone forcefully: "I was out to trounce on every digression and indiscretion conducted (or should I say semiconducted) in this performance" (Robert Maxwell Stern).

[Origin unknown.]

[動](他)
1 (試合で)…を負かす.
2 …をひどく打つ[殴る];…を罰する, せっかんする, しかる.


assure
(ə-shʊr') pronunciation
tr.v., -sured, -sur·ing, -sures.
  1. To inform positively, as to remove doubt: assured us that the train would be on time.
  2. To cause to feel sure: assured her of his devotion.
  3. To give confidence to; reassure.
  4. To make certain; ensure: "Nothing in history assures the success of our civilization" (Herbert J. Muller).
  5. To make safe or secure.
  6. Chiefly British. To insure, as against loss.
[Middle English assuren, from Old French assurer, from Vulgar Latin *assēcūrāre, to make sure : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin sēcūrus, secure; see secure.]
assurable as·sur'a·ble adj.
assurer as·sur'er or as·sur'or n.
USAGE NOTE Assure, ensure, and insure all mean "to make secure or certain." Only assure is used with reference to a person in the sense of "to set the mind at rest": assured the leader of his loyalty. Although ensure and insure are generally interchangeable, only insure is now widely used in American English in the commercial sense of "to guarantee persons or property against risk."

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