2018年1月19日 星期五

engrave, on the house, (shares...) tanked, cement


【看新聞 學英文】cement 加強、鞏固

China’s Communist Party proposed on Friday to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution, further cementing his status as its most powerful leader in decades.
AFP
中國共產黨周五提議將國家主席習近平的治國思想,寫入《憲法》,進一步鞏固他身為中國數十年來最具權力領導人的地位。
法新社 


Japan mulls Tokyo Electric nationalization; shares tank(03/30)


Trump's political career is tanking his business performance.

Trump's brand devaluation is already happening.
FORTUNE.COM



Microsoft said it will let customers engrave designs by contemporary artists on the back of its new Zune music players free of charge.



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By CARA BUCKLEY
As the economy tanks, a Web site that lists where free drinks can be had across New York City is growing in popularity.


tank
v.tankedtank·ingtanksv.tr.
To place, store, or process in a tank.
v.intr.
Slang. To suffer a sudden decline or failure: “Steady investors . . . kept their heads when the stock market tanked in October 1987” (Burton G. Malkiel).


on the house

At the expense of the establishment, as in This hotel serves an afternoon tea that's on the house. This idiom uses house in the sense of "an inn, tavern, or other building serving the public." [Late 1800s]


engrave
verb [T] to cut words, pictures or patterns into the surface of metal, stone, etc:
The jeweller skillfully engraved the initials on the ring.
The bracelet was engraved with his name and date of birth.




tank

[名]
1
(1) (液体・ガスなどを蓄える)タンク;ボンベ;(機関車のボイラー用の)水槽((for ...))
a gas tank
ガスタンク
a water tank
水槽
an air tank
酸素ボンベ.
(2)tankful.
2 タンク, 戦車.
3 貯水池, ため池, 湖, 池;プール.
4 ((通例the 〜))((俗))(特に軽犯罪者用)監房.
5 ((米俗))=tank town.
6 ((米俗))胃.
go in the tank
((米俗))《ボクシング》八百長(やおちょう)をする.
in the tank
〈人・チームなどが〉どうしようもなくだめで, 最悪で, 絶不調で.
━━[形]((米俗))《ボクシング》八百長の
a tank fight [job, act]
八百長試合.
━━[動](他)…をタンクに入れる[蓄える];…をタンクで処理する.
━━(自)
1 ((略式))タンク[戦車]のように働く((down)).
2 ((米俗))うまくいかない, 悪くなる.
tank up
((米))(車のガソリンを)満タンにする.
[「戦車」の意は, 1915年に英国で軍事機密を守るために「水槽」と呼んだことから]

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