Anoter massaive storm wallops the Northeast.
wal·lop /?wɑ:l?p/ verb
wal·lops; wal·loped; wal·lop·ing
[+ obj] informal: to hit (someone or something) very hard
? She walloped the ball.
? I was so angry I felt like walloping him.— often used figuratively
? The city got walloped by a major blizzard.
? He got walloped in the finals. [=he was easily defeated in the finals]
— wallop noun [singular]
? She gave the ball a wallop.
? He took a wallop to his head.— sometimes used figuratively
? The comedy packs an unexpected emotional wallop.
Blizzard clobbers Northeast states.
clob·bers; clob·bered; clob·ber·ing
[+ obj] informal1: to hit (someone) very hard
? Some guy was clobbering [=beating] him in the parking lot.
? If you say anything I'll clobber you.
2: to defeat (a person or team) very easily in a competition
? We clobbered them in our last game.
? She was/got clobbered in the election. [=she lost by a large number of votes]
3: to have a very bad effect on (someone or something)
? Businesses are being/getting clobbered by the bad economy.
Northeast storm slides into the record books.
Winter storm Nemo hits the Northeast.
Blizzard bites into New England.
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co·ma·tose /?ko?m??to?s/ adjective
: in a coma
? She lay in a comatose state.? comatose patients
rep·er·toire /?r?p??twɑ?/ noun
[count] 1: all the plays, songs, dances, etc., that a performer or group of performers knows and can perform
? The band's repertoire includes both classic and modern jazz.
2: all the things that a person is able to do
? He has a limited repertoire when it comes to cooking.— often + of? She has quite a repertoire of funny stories.
gem /???m/ noun
[count] 1: a valuable stone that has been cut and polished for use in jewelry — see color picture
2: something that is admired for its beauty or excellence
? The house is a gem of colonial architecture.? He pitched a gem of a game.? Her most recent novel is a real gem.
“We gotta keep it till we get a stake. We can’t help it, Lennie. We’ll get out jus’ as soon as we can. I don’t like it no better than you do.” He went back to the table and set out a new solitaire hand. “No, I don’t like it,” he said. “For two bits I’d shove out of here. If we can get jus’ a few dollars in the poke we’ll shove off and go up the American River and pan gold. We can make maybe a couple of dollars a day there, and we might hit a pocket.” -- Of Men and Mice
stake /?ste?k/ noun
1 [count] : a pointed stick or post that is pushed into the ground especially to mark a place or to support something
2the stake: a post that a person was tied to and burned on in the past as a form of punishment
? Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
3stakes [plural] : something (such as money) that you could win or lose in a game, contest, etc.
? a poker game with high stakes
? The stakes are too high/low/big.
4 [count] a: an interest or share in a business
? They have a stake in the company. [=they own part of the company]
? a majority stake
b: an interest or degree of involvement in something
? We all have a stake in the health of our economy. [=the health of our economy affects us all]
: in a position to be lost or gained
? Millions of dollars are at stake in the battle over his inheritance
? Thousands of jobs are at stake
? Many lives are at stake.
? My reputation is at stake if this project fails. [=my reputation will be lost/damaged if this project fails]
go to the stake for/over
Brit: to defend (something or someone) even though your actions or statements may cause you trouble or harm
? She's willing to go to the stake for her beliefs.
pull up stakes
US, informal: to leave your job or home
? Her career was going nowhere, so she decided it was time to pull up stakes.
two bits noun
[plural] US, old-fashioned: twenty-five cents
? I remember when you could buy a cup of coffee for two bits.
pans; panned; pan·ning
1 [+ obj] informal: to criticize (a book, movie, play, etc.) severely
? The newspaper's movie critic panned the film.— often used as (be) panned
? The book was panned by the critics.
2: to wash pieces of earth or stones with water in a special kind of pan in order to find pieces of gold or other metals [no obj] — usually + for
? The gold mine is no longer in use, but visitors to the mine can still pan for gold. [+ obj]
? We heard reports of people panning gold upriver.
pan out [phrasal verb]
1: to develop or happen
? We'll have to see how things pan out. [=turn out]
2: to have the end or result that you want : to succeed or turn out well
? If things don't pan out [=work out] here, I'll move back to the city.
? Her plans never panned out.
? He applied for a number of jobs and is hoping that one of them will pan out. [=hoping that he will get one of the jobs]
shove /???v/ verb
shoves; shoved; shov·ing
1 [+ obj] : to push (something) with force
? He shoved the door until it finally opened.
2: to push (someone or something) along or away in a rough or careless way [+ obj]
? A large man shoved me out of the way.
? She shoved her plate aside.
? He shoved me into the pool. [no obj]
? A group of security guards shoved through the crowd.
? The children were pushing and shoving to see the clowns.
US, informal + impolite— used to say that you will not accept or do something
? They can take their suggestion and shove it.
[phrasal verb] informal: to leave a place
? It's getting late, so I guess I should shove off.
? She angrily told him to shove off.
shove over or chiefly Brit shove up
[phrasal verb] informal: to move over to make room for someone else
? Shove over [=push over] so that I can sit down, too.