generation scroll

(名詞/不可數) 捲動世代,滾動世代 - 大多在平板或手機上追劇、看新聞等的世代。

This 25th annual analysis of media habits, based on a survey of 2,000 young people, says this is now ‘generation scroll’ – in which most viewing is through mobile internet devices, whether a phone, laptop or tablet computer. Only 10% now get ‘almost all’ their TV programmes through a TV screen.
[, 30 January 2019]


rough out; round down; round off; round out

rough * out +
He'll just rough out the whole picture and I can do the details. (他只要概略地畫出草圖,我就能把細節補上)
Professor Chen has roughed out a few basic ideas. (陳教授已勾勒出一些基本構想)

round * down +
捨棄尾數把 (數字、價格等) 調低或降低為整數
A charge of $10.11 will be rounded down to $10. (把 10.11 美元的費用下調為整數 10 美元)

round * off +
圓滿完成 (或結束);把尖角磨圓
She rounded off the tour with a concert at Taipei Arena. (她在台北小巨蛋舉行的音樂會圓滿地結束了這次巡迴演出)
He rounded off the edges with a piece of sandpaper. (他用砂紙將邊緣磨圓)

round * out +
完成 (某事)
More research is needed to round out the doctoral/master's thesis. (需要更多的研究來完成這篇博士/碩士論文)



(名詞/不可數) 把外套披在肩上。這個字是由 shoulder 和 robing 拼綴而成。

Be prepared to go hands-free: There's no shoulder left to hang a handbag on, so it's about going it alone with an iPhone and credit card and making the most of utility pockets. Shrobing also demands an assortment of plush polo necks to drive away the cold – the tighter the better to keep the neck looking elongated rather than swaddled.
[Vogue UK, 24 February 2017]


sausage tax

(名詞/可數) 香腸稅:政府對紅肉與加工肉品 (如培根和香腸) 所課徵的稅,旨在減少這些食品的消耗量,因而降低相關的健康問題。

A new meat tax may be on the way, which is already being dubbed the ‘sausage tax’, in a bid to encourage us to eat less processed meat. Under the proposed tax, a £2.50 packet of sausages would cost £4.47 which, like the recently introduced sugary drinks tax before it, would in theory drive down sales of sausages and bacon.
[The Telegraph, 7 November 2018]

Is it time for a sausage tax? Introducing a health tax on red and processed meat could prevent more than 220,000 deaths and save over US$40 billion in healthcare costs every year.
[Oxford University on Twitter, 7 November 2018]


rise above; rise up; rock up; roll off; rope into

rise above +
Helen rose above her pain/bad luck/difficulties. (海倫戰勝了疼痛/厄運/困難)

rise up
At last people rose up and defeated their cruel rulers. (人民終於起義,打敗了殘酷的統治者)

rock up
Do you think many people will rock up? (你覺得會有很多人來嗎?)
He rocked up at my house late one night. (有一天深夜,他突然來到我家)

roll off +
(用機器) 快速印出
This machine can roll off two books a minute. (這機器一分鐘可印兩本書)

rope into +
勸說 (某人) 幫忙;說服 (某人) 加入 (通常用被動態)
My son doesn't want to get roped into any more of your activities. (我兒子不想再被拉去參加你們的任何活動了)
We got roped into helping them set the stage up. (我們被拉去幫忙他們架設舞台)


push through; put forward/forth; put together

push * through +
使 (計劃、建議或法規) 獲得通過
They are trying to push the regulations through as quickly as possible. (他們想儘快促使這些法規獲得通過)
Our CEO is trying to push through this deal. (我們執行長正努力促成這筆交易)

put * forward/forth +
(英/美) 提出 (想法或計劃);推薦 (某人)
The plans that John has put forward/forth deserve serious consideration. (約翰提出的計畫值得認真考慮)
Karen has decided to put her name/put herself forward/forth for promotion. (卡琳已決定自我推薦為晉升人選)

put * together +
I put together the computer desk I bought at IKEA. (我把我在 IKEA 購買的電腦桌組裝起來)


push off; push on; push out; push over

push off
He told me to push off and leave him alone. (他叫我滾開,不要打擾他)

push off
Allen pushed off from the side of the pool and swam slowly to the other side. (艾倫從游泳池的一邊下水,慢慢地游到另一邊)

push on
(尤指在很困難的情況下) 繼續做下去,繼續進行下去;繼續前進
We ran into problems but decided to push on regardless. (我們遭遇問題,但決定不管如何要繼續進行下去)

push * out
把 (某人) 排擠走
I felt they wanted to push me out of the job. (我覺得他們想要把我排擠出這個工作崗位)

push * over +
Peter pushed Paul over. (彼得把保羅推倒)


push about/around; push ahead; push ahead with; push along

push * about/around
使喚 (某人);對 (某人) 粗暴地發號施令
If you think you can push me about like that, you're mistaken. (如果你認為你能那樣使喚我,那你就錯了)
My boss is always pushing me around. (我的老闆老是把我呼來喚去)

push ahead
(堅定地) 繼續進行,大力推行
They wanted to halt the plan, but we decided to push ahead. (他們想要中止這項計畫,但我們決定繼續推行)

push ahead with +
(堅定地) 繼續進行,大力推行
The company has decided to push ahead with the legal action. (該公司決定繼續採取法律行動)

push along
It's getting late and I'd better be pushing along now. (時間晚了,我現在最好走人)


pump into; pump out; pump up

pump (money, funds, etc) into +
把 (大筆金錢、資金等) 投入 (公司、做某事等)
The government has pumped a lot of funds into national health insurance. (政府已投入大筆資金在全民健保上)
We had been pumping money into the company for five years without seeing any results. (五年來我們一直在為這家公司投入大量資金,但還沒有看到任何成果)

pump * out +
用幫浦抽出 (某物中的) 液體;不斷製造;連續播放
They took turns pumping out the water coming into the boat. (他們輪流用幫浦把水從船裡抽出去)
The government continues to pump out the same old propaganda. (政府持續進行那套老式的宣傳)
The students were pumping out music all night at the party. (那些學生整晚在派對上播放音樂)

press forward with; press into service; press upon

press forward with +
繼續做某事;把 (某事) 堅持下去
Whatever happens, we must press forward with our plans to recruit more professionals. (無論發生什麼事,我們都必須堅持我們招募更多專業人員的計畫)

press (something) into service
The car's broken down so I've had to press my old motorbike back into service. (汽車壞了,我只好將就騎我那部舊摩托車了)

press * upon +
強迫接受;把 (某物) 強加給 (某人)
Teachers are not allowed to press their political views upon students. (教師不得向學生強行灌輸他們的政治觀點)