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verb [ I ] formal /səˈkʌm/
to die or suffer badly from an illness
One of the most recent fatalities in the central Chinese province of Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, was the director of a hospital in the city of Wuhan, who succumbed to the disease at the age of 51. --CBS Feb 19, 2020
[ˈbənd(ə)lər] NOUN US
a political fundraiser who collects contributions from donors on behalf of a campaign.
“Members of President Trump’s re-election team and some of the GOP’s biggest fundraisers are discussing a new goal of raising an extra $1 billion to compete with Michael Bloomberg’s record campaign spending, according to two bundlers who have been part of the discussions,” Bloomberg reports.
money paid to someone, especially so that they do not cause trouble or so that they will do what you want
It has been alleged that the congressman received a secret payoff from an arms dealer. 据称这位国会议员从一位军火商那里秘密收受了贿赂。(Cambridge)
Said Trump: “What Mini Mike is doing is nothing less than a large scale illegal campaign contribution. He is ‘spreading’ money all over the place, only to have recipients of his cash payments, many former opponents, happily joining or supporting his campaign. Isn’t that called a payoff?” -- by Taegan Goddard Feb 19, 2020
write someone or something off
to drop someone or something from consideration.
Bloomberg Campaign Writes Off Biden. “Mike Bloomberg’s campaign said the Democratic presidential race is down to a two-man contest — and Joe Biden isn’t one of the men in the mix,” Politico reports.
“The former vice president’s fortunes have plummeted so much since his back-to-back losses in Iowa and New Hampshire that only Bloomberg is polling strongly enough to challenge the Democrats’ front-runner, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.” -- February 18, 2020 at 3:34 pm EST By Taegan Goddard