2016年5月14日 星期六

frazzled, crook, crooked/askew/tilt, outmaneuvered, by hook or by crook, tilting viewing platform leans viewers out over a 94-storey drop

This tilting viewing platform leans viewers out over a 94-storey drop.

The observatory of the John Hancock Centre in Chicago features a vertigo-inducing attraction.
BBC.COM



Here's Why You Won't Finish This Article
Distraction at the office is hardly new, but as screens multiply and managers push frazzled workers to do more with less, businesses say the problem is worsening.




 Betaworks has agreed to buy news-sharing website Digg, in an attempt to revive a company that was early to social media but outmaneuvered by rivals.

On Nov. 17, 1973, President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Fla., that "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook.''



News Trends Tilt Toward Niche Sites
By DAVID CARR

As news surges on the Web, news giants are being outmaneuvered by smaller sites that have passionate audiences and sharply focused information.



by hook or by crook

by any possible means:the government intends, by hook or by crook, to hold on to the land


  frazzle
frǽzl
frazzleの変化形
frazzles (複数形) • frazzled (過去形) • frazzled (過去分詞) • frazzling (現在分詞) • frazzles (三人称単数現在)
frazzleの慣用句
to a frazzle, (全1件)
[動](自)(他)((略式))
1 すり切れる[切らす];すり減る[減らす].
2 へとへとに疲れる[疲れさせる].
━━[名]((次の句で))
to a frazzle
((英略式))ぼろぼろ[くたくた, めちゃくちゃ]になるまで
be worn to a frazzle
へとへとである
burnt to a frazzle
完全に焼けて.
Definition of frazzle

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective frazzled)
  • cause to feel completely exhausted; wear out:a frazzled parent
  • fray:change the skirt if it gets frazzled figurativeit’s enough to frazzle the nerves

noun

(a frazzle)
  • the state of being completely exhausted or worn out:I’m tired, worn to a frazzle

Origin:

early 19th century (originally dialect): perhaps a blend of fray1 and obsolete fazle 'ravel out', of Germanic origin

òutmanéuver, ((英))-manóeuvre[òut・manéuver, ((英))-manóeuvre]
[動](他)…に策略で勝つ;〈相手の〉裏をかく, …を出し抜く.



tilt

(tĭlt) pronunciation

v., tilt·ed, tilt·ing, tilts. v.tr.
  1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline: tilt a soup bowl; tilt a chair backward.
    1. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
    2. To charge (an opponent); attack.
  2. To forge with a tilt hammer.
v.intr.
  1. To slope; incline. See synonyms at slant.
  2. To favor one side over another in a dispute; lean: "His views tilt unmistakably to the Arab position" (William Safire).
    1. To fight with lances; joust.
    2. To engage in a combat or struggle; fight: tilting at injustices.

    3. 秘密咒語,輸入「傾斜」Google 就歪~了!(圖/擷取自Google網站)

記者湯蕙如/綜合報導

真的很妙,只要在智慧型手機上的 Google 輸入「傾斜」除了秀出相關資訊,網頁還會真的「傾斜」歪給你看!而且 iOS 和 Android 手機都能用,不過 iPad 會沒反應。

這是一個約半年前 Google 暗藏在網頁裡的小祕密,除了中文的「傾斜」,還有英文的「tilt」、「askew」、「crooked」,或是日文的「斜め」內含傾斜意思的詞句都能有相同效果。

可愛的小撇步,什麼時候要停止提供不清楚,總之,有興趣的人可以試試看,能不能出現更多對應字眼或更多語言吧!(簡單測試一下發現,中文介面除中文外還對應英日文,但英日文介面卻不理中文內容,嘗試前請注意。)

Just a Twist (and Tilt) of the Wrist--acceleromete...

frazzled, askew , bleary

 On Nov. 17, 1973, President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Fla., that "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook.''

crook


発音
krúk

crookの変化形
crooks (複数形) • crooked (過去形) • crooked (過去分詞) • crooking (現在分詞) • crooks (三人称単数現在)
crookの慣用句
on the crook, (全1件)
[名]
1 ((略式))不正直な人, 詐欺師, どろぼう, 悪漢
I am not a crook.
私は悪者ではありません(▼ウォーターゲート事件のときのニクソン大統領の言葉).
2 曲がったもの, かぎ状のもの[部分], かぎ(hook).
3 (羊飼いの)柄の曲がった杖;(司教などの)笏杖(しゃくじょう).
4 屈曲, ねじれ;(川・道などの)湾曲(部);(ひじ・膝の)内側.
5 《音楽》替管(かえくだ):吹奏楽器の歌口の管にさし込む変調管.
on the crook
((俗))不正な手段で, 不正直に.
━━[形]((豪・NZ))((略式))
1 病気の;けがをした.
2 ひどい, いやな, 不正な, いんちきな.
3 〈人が〉(…に)おこった, 不機嫌な((at, on ...))
go crook aton] a person
人をおこる.
━━[動](他)
1 〈腕・指などを〉曲げる.
2 ((俗))〈物を〉盗む, だまし取る.
━━(自)〈川などが〉曲がる, 湾曲する.
crooked

(krʊk'ĭd) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Having or marked by bends, curves, or angles.
  2. Informal. Dishonest or unscrupulous; fraudulent.
crookedly crook'ed·ly adv.
crookedness crook'ed·ness n.


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