2016年10月5日 星期三

abet, go after, aiding and abetting, fiend, biografiend


The theory that regular cigarette smoking invariably turned the user homicidal was so widespread that it became a regular part of the insanity defense.

biographer biografiend

In a speech to a joint session of Congress, Bush said the evidence the United States has gathered all points to bin Laden's organization as responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington and that by "aiding and abetting murder, the Taliban regime is committing murder."




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Pronunciation: /əˈbɛt/


Definition of abet in English:

verb (abetsabettingabetted)

[WITH OBJECT]
1Encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime:he was not guilty of murder, but guilty of aiding and abetting others
1.1Encourage or assist someone to commit (a crime):we are aiding and abetting this illegal traffic


Aiding and abetting 指示並教唆

go after

Pursue, try to get, as in The officer went after the burglar; or Ed was going after a new job with a vengeance[Mid-1400s]



fiend

n.
    1. An evil spirit; a demon.
    2. The Devil; Satan.
    3. A diabolically evil or wicked person.
  1. Informal. One who is addicted to something: a dope fiend.
  2. Informal. One who is completely absorbed in or obsessed with a given job or pastime: a crossword-puzzle fiend.
  3. Informal. One who is particularly adept at something: a fiend with computers.
[Middle English, from Old English fēond.]

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