Saturday, October 01, 2005

english 010

1 [ intrans. ] make a continuous deep, resonant sound : thunder rumbled, lightning flickered. ? [with adverbial of direction ] (esp. of a large vehicle) move in the specified direction with such a sound : heavy trucks rumbled through the streets. ? [ trans. ] utter in a deep, resonant voice : the man's low voice rumbled an instruction. ? (of a person's stomach) make a deep, resonant sound due to hunger.
2 [ intrans. ] informal take part in a street fight between gangs or large groups : the five of them rumbled with the men in the other car.

1 [ trans. ] force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make a strenuous or unusually great effort : I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound.
2 pour (a mainly liquid substance) through a porous or perforated device or material in order to separate out any solid matter : strain the custard into a bowl.

1 a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree : the usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine | aluminum may bend under strain.
2 a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something : the accusations put a strain on relations between the two countries | she's obviously under considerable strain.
3 (usu. strains) the sound of a piece of music as it is played or performed : through the open windows came the strains of a hurdy-gurdy playing in the street

1 a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed quite completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed : a faint scar ran the length of his left cheek.

divide by cutting or slicing, esp. suddenly and forcibly : the head was severed from the body | [as adj. ] ( severed) severed limbs.

draw in air audibly through the nose to detect a smell, to stop it from running, or to express contempt : his dog sniffed at my trousers | [with direct speech ] “You're behaving in an unladylike fashion,” sniffed Mothe

jab or prod (someone or something), esp. with one's finger : he poked Benny in the ribs and pointed | [ intrans. ] they sniffed, felt, and poked at everything they bought.

burn the skin or flesh of (a wound) with a heated instrument or caustic substance, typically to stop bleeding or prevent the wound from becoming infected.

1 [ intrans. ] lose blood from the body as a result of injury or illness : the cut was bleeding steadily | some casualties were left to bleed to death | [as n. ] ( bleeding) the bleeding has stopped now.

1 sudden and unexpected : I was surprised by the abrupt change of subject | our round of golf came to an abrupt end on the 13th hole.

a cold-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that comprises the frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders. They are distinguished by having an aquatic gill-breathing larval stage followed (typically) by a terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage.両生類


existing or available in large quantities; plentiful : there was abundant evidence to support the theory. See note at prevalent .



Anonymous said...

Very interesting. --Jake

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