2016年12月6日 星期二

To dog, pull ahead, hang up, shake-up, shakedown, outstrip, leapfrog



Trump’s Carrier Shakedown A10


Workers don’t prosper when politicians force companies to make noneconomic decisions.



Critic's Notebook

The Happy Results of a Speedy Shift
By ZACHARY WOOLFE


The "Magic Flute" now at the Los Angeles Opera shows the good things that can happen when a company shakes up its production schedule.







German shipping companies expect industry shakedown




Surging overcapacity amid weaker global trade is raising the fears among

German shipping operators of a big market consolidation, a survey has

found. The German captains of the industry seek a lifeline in new

alliances.







Mr Andreotti was Italian prime minister seven times between 1972 and 1992. He led the Christian Democrat party, which dominated Italian politics for decades.

He was dogged in later years by allegations of corruption and Mafia links.


Google's market value outstrips Microsoft's

USA TODAY

Online search leader Google jumped past Microsoft in terms of market value for the first time Monday, another sign of the rise of companies that have found ways to dominate the Internet and mobile computing. Google is now worth $249.1 billion, edging ...

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Google Leapfrogs Microsoft in Market Value

New York Times (blog)

On Monday, a slight bump in Google's share price and a drop in Microsoft's gave Google a market capitalization of $249.19 billion, just ahead of Microsoft's $247.44 billion. Google's market value also edged past that of Wal-Mart Stores, making it the ...

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New York Times (blog)

Amazon's E-Books Pull Ahead of Hardcovers


Amazon said its Kindle device and e-book sales business were accelerating, with sales of electronic books outstripping sales of hardcovers.


自由時報 Tickets woes of all kinds have dogged the London Olympics, as demand for seats at Olympic events from July 27-Aug. 12 has far outstripped supply.
在7月27至8月12日的奧運會門票已大為供不應求之時,各樣的門票出包已讓倫敦奧會備受困擾。

dog︰動詞指困擾、折磨、使苦惱。例句︰She is dogged by ill-health.(她受疾病折磨。)

outstrip︰超過、勝過。例句︰The demand for food outstripped supply.(食品供不應求。)
(out-strĭp') pronunciation
tr.v., -stripped, -strip·ping, -strips.
  1. To leave behind; outrun.
  2. To exceed or surpass: "Material development outstripped human development" (Edith Hamilton). See synonyms at excel.


pull ahead
  1. To move ahead, as in a race.


Definition of shake-up

noun

informal

a radical reorganization.





shakedown

Pronunciation: /ˈʃeɪkdaʊn/

Definition of shakedown

noun

informal, chiefly North American
  • 1another term for shake-upa major British monarchy shakedown
  • 2a thorough search of a person or place: nightclub owners were constantly subject to shakedowns by a corrupt police department
  • an act of swindling someone or extorting money: he had served time in federal prison for shakedowns on school construction projects in Alabama
  • a test of a new product or model, especially a vehicle or ship: he gave the car its first ever shakedown at Silverstone
5a makeshift bed.


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