Wall Street Journal
Just as the company's production was rebounding after Japan's massive earthquake in March, it was hit by flood damage to key component suppliers in Thailand and a record yen. Those setbacks have eroded Toyota's position against global rivals including ...
Hon Hai Repercussions Grow
The top Communist Party official of Guangdong called for companies to improve conditions for workers after a spate of suicides by employees of Hon Hai in the southern Chinese province.
But a doctor working at Najmieh Hospital in Tehran said Sunday night that the hospital had performed 17 operations on people with gunshot wounds. They were treating 60 people with serious head injuries, including three who were in critical condition, said the doctor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of repercussions.
DUJIANGYAN, China — Bereaved parents whose children were crushed to death in their classrooms during the earthquake in Sichuan Province have turned mourning ceremonies into protests in recent days, forcing officials to address growing political repercussions over shoddy construction of public schools.
a change for the better/worse
noun [C usually plural]
the effect that an action, event or decision has on something, especially a bad effect:
Any decrease in tourism could have serious repercussions for the local economy.
President Kennedy's assassination had far-reaching repercussions.
musical instruments that you play by hitting them with your hand or object such as a stick:
Drums, tambourines and cymbals are all percussion instruments.
Jean plays the guitar and her brother is on percussion (= plays percussion instruments).
Compare brass (MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS); woodwind.
[Middle English repercussioun, from Old French repercussion, from Latin repercussiō, repercussiōn-, from repercussus, past participle of repercutere, to cause to rebound : re-, re- + percutere, to strike; see percuss.]repercussive re'per·cus'sive adj.
tr.v., -cussed, -cuss·ing, -cuss·es.
To strike or tap firmly, as in medical percussion: The doctor percussed the patient's chest.
[Latin percutere, percuss-, to strike hard : per-, per- + quatere, to strike.]slam
v., slammed, slam·ming, slams. v.tr.
- To shut with force and loud noise: slammed the door.
- To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise: slammed the book on the desk.
- To hit or strike with great force.
- Slang. To criticize harshly; censure forcefully.
- To close or swing into place with force so as to produce a loud noise.
- To hit something with force; crash: slammed into a truck.
- A forceful impact that makes a loud noise.
- A noise so produced.
- An act of shutting forcefully and loudly: the slam of a door.
- Slang. A harsh or devastating criticism.
- A poetry slam.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Old Norse slambra, to strike at.]
- The winning of all the tricks or all but one during the play of one hand in bridge and other whist-derived card games.
- A contract to make a slam.
slam the window down ［shut］
2 …を投げつける, たたきつける, ドシンと置く；（…と）吐き出すように言う((out))
He slammed the receiver down.
3 （…で）どすんとたたく((against ...))
slam one's hand against the steering wheel
4 ((略式))…をけなす, こきおろす；((俗))…に楽勝する.
The door slammed shut.
2 音を立てて（…に激しく）ぶつかる［動く］((into ...))；（…を強く）踏む((on ...))
slam on the brakes
3 スラムダンス(slam dance)を踊る.
with a slam
2 ((略式))酷評；悪態.3 ((米俗))＝slammer.
- An Egyptian belonging to or descended from the people of ancient or pre-Islamic Egypt.
- A member of the Coptic Church.
[French Copte, from New Latin Coptus, from Arabic Qubṭ, Copts, from Coptic Gyptias, from Greek Aiguptios, an Egyptian, from Aiguptos, Egypt, of Egyptian origin.]