A Weakened Irene Sweeps Northward
In India, Dynamism Wrestles With Dysfunction
By JIM YARDLEY
The worst financial crisis since the Depression isn't over, yet it's time to put the best brains to work at reconstructing the financial regulatory structure so we don't go through this again.
to experience a difficult or unpleasant situation:
I've been going through a bad patch recently.
You'd think his children would be more sympathetic towards him after all he's gone through (= the many bad things he has experienced).
go through sth (PRACTISE) phrasal verb
to do something in order to practise or as a test:
I'd like you to go through that manoeuvre again and then bring the car to a halt next to the kerb.
n., pl., -cies.
- The quality or condition of being inadequate.
- An instance of being inadequate; a failing or lack.
Taxpayers on hook as some bailed-out firms prove frail
With CIT in bankruptcy, U.S. is faulted for investing in weakened companies
(By Tomoeh Murakami Tse, The Washington Post)
adj., weak·er, weak·est.
- Lacking physical strength, energy, or vigor; feeble.
- Likely to fail under pressure, stress, or strain; lacking resistance: a weak link in a chain.
- Lacking firmness of character or strength of will.
- Lacking the proper strength or amount of ingredients: weak coffee.
- Lacking the ability to function normally or fully: a weak heart.
- Lacking aptitude or skill: a weak student; weak in math.
- Lacking or resulting from a lack of intelligence.
- Lacking persuasiveness; unconvincing: a weak argument.
- Lacking authority or the power to govern.
- Lacking potency or intensity: weak sunlight.
- Of, relating to, or being those verbs in Germanic languages that form a past tense and past participle by means of a dental suffix, as start, started; have, had; bring, brought.
- Of, relating to, or being the inflection of nouns or adjectives in Germanic languages with a declensional suffix that historically contained an n.
- Unstressed or unaccented in pronunciation or poetic meter. Used of a word or syllable.
- Designating a verse ending in which the metrical stress falls on a word or syllable that is unstressed in normal speech, such as a preposition.
- Tending downward in price: a weak market for oil stocks.
tr. & intr.v., -ened, -en·ing, -ens.
To make or become weak or weaker.
weakener weak'en·er n.
"For management to just say go and have a cup of coffee and get over tiredness, it cheapens the whole issue," Australian Medical Association Vice President Steven Hambleton told Reuters.
"We are talking about serious issues here, and this is not just a serious suggestion at all. It can’t be a weakness to say you’re dog tired," he said.
get over：片語，度過、克服。例句：You will soon get over your shyness.（你會很快克服害羞的。）
dog tired（dog-tired ）：形容詞，指累到動彈不得、筋疲力盡的。例句：I am so dog tired each time I get back home. （每次我回到家，都累到動彈不得。）