2017年8月6日 星期日

cartwheel, untoward, in tow, spin one's wheels

After Kari Clark gave birth to her second child in 2015, she decided it was time to finally master a cartwheel. “When you have a baby you have to become open to embracing new habits,” she says. “I had always exercised, but suddenly I wanted to get really serious about my health.”
Ms. Clark, a 39-year-old product manager for Google Accessories in New York, says despite three years of CrossFit she still couldn’t do a pull-up....

A TransAsia Airways plane cartwheeled into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport, killing at least 19 people. See the video: http://reut.rs/1LLyAWq



Salt Lake Tribune

Japan spins wheels as wary consumers stash cash
Japan says its economy contracted at a 1.1 percent annualized pace in the last quarter, stymied by slow consumer demand and weaker exports.


Plane cartwheels into Taiwan river
More than a dozen dead as a plane crashes into a river in Taiwan.
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My head spun after doing a cartwheel.

But Uber, even with a $40 billion dollar plus valuation, is no Apple. If Google takes on the ride sharing space with its driverless car tech in tow, Uber may find itself spinning out.

'Nothing untoward' about Lewis Carroll? This and the other best reads on the web this week: http://bbc.in/1zJvdYU






  1. cartwheel - Wiktionary

    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cartwheel

    cartwheel (plural cartwheels). The literal wheel of a cart. A gymnastic maneuver whereby the gymnast rotates to one side or the other while keeping arms and ...

spin one's wheels

to waste time; to remain in a neutral position, neither advancing nor falling back. (Fig. on a car that is running but is not moving because its wheels are spinning in mud, etc.) I'm just spinning my wheels in this job. I need more training to get ahead. The whole project was just spinning its wheels until spring.

cartwheel

Line breaks: cart|wheel
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːtwiːl /


Definition of cartwheel in English:

NOUN

1The wheel of a cart.
2circular sideways handspring with the arms and legs extended:he turned a cartwheel on the table
in tow
1
1 (also on tow) Being towed by another vehicle or boat:
his boat was taken in tow by a trawler
the shallop remained on tow when the ships left for the mainland
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2Accompanying or following someone:
trying to shop with three children in tow is no joke


 untoward
Pronunciation: /ʌntəˈwɔːd , ʌnˈtəʊəd /

Definition of untoward in English:

ADJECTIVE

Unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient:both tried to behave as if nothing untoward had happeneduntoward remarks




Derivatives



untowardly

1
ADVERB



untowardness

2
NOUN

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