Fun with English

Fun with English
Qualcomm warns of profit gap after Apple tightens screws on royalties.
1. Tighten (v.)

(=To become tighter)

Example

China may tighten capital controls as yuan outflow continues.
2. Screw(n.)

(=A type of fastener)

Example

What is the best way to loosen a stuck screw?
3. Royalty (or royalty payment) (n.)

(=A payment to an owner for the use of patents, franchises, etc.)

Example

Apple plans to stop paying royalties to Qualcomm.
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Scramble

Scramble
Word Form

Verb / Noun
Meaning

Verb – To move or climb quickly.

Verb – To hurry to get something. 

Noun – The act of scrambling.
Examples

1. We scrambled over the rocks.

2. Some companies scrambled for lithium.

3. There was a scramble for young bankers.
References

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/scramble?q=Scramble

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Scramble

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/scramble_1
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Test your vocabulary

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Test your vocabulary

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Proofreading

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Proofreading

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Speed

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Speed

Word Form
Verb / Noun

Meanings
Verb – To move along or to go quickly.
Noun – A rate of movement.

Examples
1. Mark got into the car and sped home.
2. The Nissan GT-R has a top speed of 195 miles per hour.
3. We tried to build a business network with amazing speed.

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/speed?q=Speed
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Speed
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/speed_1

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Quick Quiz

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Mark got into the car and (?) home.

(= To move along or to go quickly.)

1. spet
2. speed
3. speeds
4. sped

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WOTD – Walkaway

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Walkaway

Word Form
Noun

Meaning
An easy victory.

Examples
1. It is a walkaway success.
2. Peter got a walkaway success in the singing contest.

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/walkaway?q=Walkaway
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Walkaway
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/spellcheck/british/?q=Walkaway

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You are right!

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You are right!

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WOTD – Perch

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Perch

Word Form

Verb / Noun

Meanings
Verb – To place on.
Noun – A place where someone rests.

Examples
1. A baby was perched on her mother’s lap riding on the back of motorbike.
2. The big teddy bear was perched on an armchair.

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/perch?q=Perch
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Perch
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/perch_1

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