2016年10月5日 星期三

plight, outgun, pull out, piss off

Museum Forces Canada to Confront Its Thorny Past

Backers of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights say it starts key conversations about injustice, but some aboriginal people say it plays down their continuing plight.



A President Outgunned but Combative

By raising the plight of the middle class, Obama inserted issues of economic fairness into the political debate.

Dell said it will pull out of the bidding war for 3PAR after rival Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for the data-storage company yet again to $33 a share, or roughly $2.1 billion.

It wasn't the biggest bidding war the tech world has ever seen, but the battle between titans H-P and Dell for a humble maker of data-storage systems certainly qualified as one of the wildest ever.

Scoble is well known for his blog, Scobleizer Dear Google: yes, I know you are pissing off lots of businesses that today aren't listed as high. CNN Money covers their plight. Why? In nearly every search I tried today results are better than they used ...


Google Slips Gmail Into Business Suit
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By Caleb Garling Google unveiled its new-look Gmail this week. And like all new-look web services, it's sure to piss off as many people as it pleases. At least in the beginning. The change is part of a sweeping effort to overhaul the interfaces of ...
piss off

1. Make very angry, as in That letter pissed me off, or She was pissed off because no one had called her. [Vulgar slang; 1940s]
2. Go away, as in Piss off and stop bothering me. [Vulgar slang; mid-1900s]




Line breaks: plight
Pronunciation: /plʌɪt /

NOUN

dangerousdifficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation:we must direct our efforts towards relieving the plight of children living in poverty

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French plit 'fold'. The-gh- spelling is by association with plight2.


outgun
tr.v., -gunned, -gun·ning, -guns.
  1. To surpass in military force.
  2. To overwhelm or defeat.

Definition of outgun in English:


VERB (outgunsoutgunningoutgunned)

[WITH OBJECT]
1Have better or more weaponry than:the gangs have carved up the city and easily outgun the police
1.1Shoot better than:the correspondents proudly outgunned the armysharpshooters
1.2Surpass in power or strength:the team were outgunned by the joint titlefavourites

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