2016年7月15日 星期五

repercussion, hits brakes, slam on the brake, Copt, a change for the better/worse

Whether or not the attempted coup has failed, it will have severe repercussions for Turkish democracy

Regardless of the outcome, Turkish politics will change for the worse
ECON.ST



'Panama Papers' Leaks Put Iceland Leader Under Pressure to Quit

By STEVEN ERLANGER

Calls for the resignation of the prime minister were among the first repercussions of the leaks on secret tax shelters and offshore shell companies.



Uber suspends its ride-sharing service in South Korea, bowing to pressure from authorities amid growing protests from taxi drivers.
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The US company said it made the decision — another setback in its aggressive expansion drive in Asia — as a compromise with authorities and the taxi industry.
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Toyota Slams on the Brakes
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


something new or different that will make a situation better/worse


repercussion 
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.

percussion
noun [U]
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.

percuss
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

(slăm) pronunciation

v., slammed, slam·ming, slams. v.tr.
  1. To shut with force and loud noise: slammed the door.
  2. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise: slammed the book on the desk.
  3. To hit or strike with great force.
  4. Slang. To criticize harshly; censure forcefully.
v.intr.
  1. To close or swing into place with force so as to produce a loud noise.
  2. To hit something with force; crash: slammed into a truck.
n.
    1. A forceful impact that makes a loud noise.
    2. A noise so produced.
  1. An act of shutting forcefully and loudly: the slam of a door.
  2. Slang. A harsh or devastating criticism.
  3. A poetry slam.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Old Norse slambra, to strike at.]

slam2 (slăm) pronunciation
n.
  1. The winning of all the tricks or all but one during the play of one hand in bridge and other whist-derived card games.
  2. A contract to make a slam.
[Origin unknown.]

[動](〜med, 〜・ming)(他)
1III[名]/V[名]過分]〈戸・窓などを〉バタン[ピシャリ]としめる
slam the window down [shut]
窓をバタンとしめる.
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.
受話器をガチャンと置いた.
3 (…で)どすんとたたく((against ...))
slam one's hand against the steering wheel
手でハンドルをどすんとたたく.
4 ((略式))…をけなす, こきおろす;((俗))…に楽勝する.
━━(自)
1I[0]/II過分]〈戸・窓などが〉バタン[ピシャリ]としまる
The door slammed shut.
戸がバタンとしまった.
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
急ブレーキを踏む.
3 スラムダンス(slam dance)を踊る.
━━[名]
1 荒っぽくしめること;バタン[ガタン](という音)
with a slam
バタンと.
2 ((略式))酷評;悪態.
3 ((米俗))=slammer.

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Copt
(kŏpt) pronunciation
n.
  1. An Egyptian belonging to or descended from the people of ancient or pre-Islamic Egypt.
  2. 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.]


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