2016年10月5日 星期三

hatch (PLAN), flock, flocker, stampede

美國嘻哈歌手YG於2014年創作的《遇見劫匪?》(Meet the Flockers)惹怒了華人。歌詞內容包括針對中國家庭的暴力和犯罪。華人採取寫歌、白宮請願、法律手段及抗議遊行等方式進行回擊。


As Gas Costs Soar, Buyers Flock to Small Cars
DETROIT — Soaring gas prices have turned the steady migration by Americans to smaller cars into a stampede.

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Russians Flock to Vote as Threats and Irregularities Taint Poll
Russians voted Sunday in presidential elections seen by critics as a power-sharing plot hatched by Vladimir Putin and his favored successor Dmitry Medvedev. Irregularities at polling stations have already been reported.

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Loose acquaintance. Buddy - you don't keep in touch with, who comes flocking to every major event. Boozing, drugging, partying pseudo-friend you don't expect to have a meaningful conversation with.
It's good to see all of you flockers! It's been a while!

hatch (PLAN)
verb [T]
to make a plan, especially a secret plan:
It was in August of 1978 that the Bolton brothers hatched their plot to kill their parents.

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━━ vt. (卵・ひなを)かえす ((out)); たくらむ (~ a plot).
━━ vi. (卵・ひなが)かえる ((out)); (陰謀が)たくらまれる.
━━ n. 孵化(ふか), ひとかえり(のひな).
 the hatches, catches, matches and dispatches (新聞の)出生・婚約・結婚・死亡欄.
 hatch・er・y
 ━━ n. 孵化[孵卵]場.


flock
verb [I usually + adverb or preposition]
to move or gather together in large numbers:
Hundreds of people flocked to the football match.
[+ to infinitive] Crowds of people flocked to see the Picasso exhibition.

stampede
noun [C]
when many large animals or many people suddenly all move quickly and in an uncontrolled way, usually in the same direction at the same time, especially because of fear:
Two shoppers were injured in the stampede as shop doors opened on the first day of the sale.

stampede
verb [I or T]
A loud clap of thunder made the herd stampede.
FIGURATIVE No amount of pressure will stampede (= force) this committee into making hasty decisions.

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