2017年6月11日 星期日

waft, whiff, not-to-be-sniffed, disapproval, sniffe, snivel, Lilac

"Trump whiffed a question three weeks ago. He whiffed it again Monday night."



China’s very first notes were called “flying money” because, unlike coins, they could flutter away in a breeze. That’s an appropriate metaphor for Chinese financial policy, now wafting in an orbit of its own. One way or another, it will have to come back down to earth.

As Tear Gas Wafts Outside, Palestinian Family Mourns

Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks

By MICHAEL COOPER and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
In wake of the debt-ceiling debate, most Americans surveyed said creating jobs should now take priority over cutting spending, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Did Google Buy A Lemon? Motorola Mobility Whiffs Q4

No refunds, no returns.
Motorola Mobility late Friday warned that Q4 results will come in well short of Street expectations. The company, which is nearing completion of its $12.5 billion acquisition by Google, said it now sees sales for the quarter of $3.4 billion, with “modest profitability” on a non-GAAP basis. Street consensus was for revenue of $3.9 billion and non-GAAP profits of 41 cents a share.











































disapprove
(dĭs'ə-prūv')

v., -proved, -prov·ing, -proves.
v.tr.
  1. To have an unfavorable opinion of; condemn.
  2. To refuse to approve; reject.
v.intr.
To have an unfavorable opinion: disapproves of drinking.

disapprover dis'ap·prov'er n.
disapprovingly dis'ap·prov'ing·ly adv.



A Japanese firm has announced it will be the first to put the unique flower on sale to the public - at a not-to-be-sniffed-at 2,000 and 3,000 yen per stem, about 10 times more expensive than normal.
一家日本公司宣布將首次讓這種獨特的花朵上市,價格則是一般人只能遠觀、不可褻玩的高貴,一枝要價2000至3000日圓,大約是一般玫瑰的10倍。



sniff
v., sniffed, sniff·ing, sniffs.
v.intr.
    1. To inhale a short, audible breath through the nose, as in smelling something.
    2. To sniffle.
  1. To use the sense of smell, as in savoring or investigating: sniffed at the jar to see what it held.
  2. To regard something in a contemptuous or dismissive manner: The critics sniffed at the adaptation of the novel to film.
  3. Informal. To pry; snoop: The reporters came sniffing around for more details.
v.tr.
  1. To inhale forcibly through the nose: sniffed the cool morning air.
  2. To smell, as in savoring or investigating: sniffed the lilacs; sniffed the breeze for traces of smoke.
  3. To perceive or detect by or as if by sniffing: dogs that sniffed out the trail through the snow; sniffed trouble ahead.
  4. To utter in a contemptuous or haughty manner: The countess sniffed her disapproval.
n.
  1. An instance or the sound of sniffing.
  2. Something sniffed or perceived by or as if by sniffing; a whiff: a sniff of perfume; a sniff of scandal.
[Middle English sniffen, probably of Scandinavian origin.]
sniffable sniff'a·ble adj.


sniffer sniff'er n.sniffe
(snĭf'əl)
intr.v., -fled, -fling, -fles.
  1. To breathe audibly through a runny or congested nose.
  2. To weep or whimper lightly with spasmodic congestion of the nose.
n.
  1. The act or sound of sniffling.
  2. sniffles A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.
[Frequentative of SNIFF.]
sniffler snif'fler n.
sniffly snif'fly (snĭf'ə-lē, snĭf') adj.


 Lilac 丁香,淡紫

Lilacs wish you a beautiful Sunday ♥



whiff
(hwĭf, wĭf) pronunciation
n.
  1. A slight, gentle gust of air; a waft: a whiff of cool air.
    1. A brief, passing odor carried in the air: a whiff of perfume.
    2. A minute trace: "Humanity is unregenerable and hates the language of conformity, since conformity has a whiff of the inhuman about it" (Anthony Burgess).
  2. An inhalation, as of air or smoke: Take a whiff of this pipe.
  3. Baseball. A strikeout.

v., whiffed, whiff·ing, whiffs. v.intr.
  1. To be carried in brief gusts; waft: puffs of smoke whiffing from the chimney.
  2. Sports. To swing at and miss a ball or puck.
  3. Baseball. To strike out. Used of a batter.
v.tr.
  1. To blow or convey in whiffs.
  2. To inhale through the nose; sniff: a dog whiffing the air.
  3. Baseball. To strike out (a batter).
[Perhaps alteration of Middle English weffe, offensive smell.]
whiffer whiff'er n.

whiff

Syllabification: whiff
noun



  • 1A smell that is only smelled briefly or faintly: I caught a whiff of peachy perfume

  • 1.1 [in singular] An act of sniffing or inhaling, typically so as to determine or savor a scent: one whiff of clothing and Fido was off

  • 1.2 [in singular] A trace or hint of something bad, menacing, or exciting: here was a man with a whiff of danger about him
  • 2A puff or breath of air or smoke.
  • 3North American informal (Chiefly in baseball or golf) an unsuccessful attempt to hit the ball.


verb

  • 1 [with object] Get a brief or faint smell of: he screwed up his nose as if he’d whiffed Limburger

2 [no object] North American informal (Chiefly in baseball or golf) try unsuccessfully to hit the ball.
  • Most of the time the fielders are just standing around while the batters are whiffing and, all of a sudden, the fielder makes an error on a ground ball because he is not ready.
  • In his 14-year career, he whiffed only 114 times, fewer times than many of today's hitters strike out in one season.
  • The strikeout numbers stayed low, with Barry never whiffing 70 times in a season.

snivel (verb) Cry or whine with snuffling.
Synonyms:blubber
Usage:Put your handkerchief away—don't snivel before me.

 (snĭv'əl) pronunciation
intr.v., -eled, or -elled, -el·ing, or -el·ling, -els, or -els.
  1. To sniffle.
  2. To complain or whine tearfully.
  3. To run at the nose.
n.
  1. The act of sniffling or sniveling.
  2. Nasal mucus.
[Middle English snivelen, from Old English *snyflan.]
sniveler sniv'el·er n.

  • 発音記号[snívəl]
[動](〜ed, 〜・ing;((英))〜led, 〜・ling)(自)
1 鼻をすする[たらす];すすり泣きながら話す.
2 そら泣きをする.
━━[名][U]
1 めそめそ泣くこと;泣きじゃくり.
2 そら泣き.
3 鼻水.
sniv・el・er, ((英))・ler
[名]






waft

Line breaks: waft
Pronunciation: /wɒft , wɑːft /

VERB
1(With reference to a scent, sound, etc.) pass or cause to pass gently through the air:[NO OBJECT, WITH ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION]: the smell of stale fat wafted out from the cafe[WITH OBJECT AND ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION]: each breeze would waft pollen round the house
1.1
[NO OBJECT, WITH ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION] Move with a gliding motion:models wafted down the catwalk in filmy organza skirts
NOUN
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1A gentle movement of air.
1.1A scent carried in the air:from the kitchen comes a waft of roasting meat

2(also weft) NauticalHISTORICAL A knotted ensign, garment, etc. displayed by a ship as a signal.
[perhaps related to Scots and northern waff 'a signal, waving of something in the hand', a variant of wave]

Origin

early 16th century (in the sense 'escort a ship'): back-formation from obsolete wafter (used only by opponents of the practice) 'armed convoy vessel', from Low German, Dutch wachter, from wachten 'to guard'. A sense 'convey by water' gave rise to the current use of the verb.

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