英语咬文嚼字: damning, grill, cringe, macho, polarize

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英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

damning
(ˈdæmɪŋ) adjective
(of evidence or a report) suggesting very strongly that someone is guilty of a crime or has made a serious mistake
非常强烈地暗示某人犯了罪或犯了严重的错误; (报告、调查结果、评论等)毫不留情的,谴责的;(证据)确凿的

The big picture: Probes into the power of Big Tech launched by federal and state authorities are turning a year old, and observers expect action in the form of formal lawsuits and potentially damning reports — even as the companies have become a lifeline for Americans during the pandemic lockdown.· (Axios)

grill
verb
to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time
盘问,审问
After being grilled by the police for two days, Johnson signed a confession. 被警方审问了两天后,约翰逊在供状上签字认罪。
Her parents would grill her about where she'd been. 她父母会盘问她到哪儿去了 (Cambridge)

Google, Facebook and other tech giants face a summer of regulatory grilling as long-running investigations into potential anticompetitive practices likely come to a head. (Axios)

cringe
verb [ I ]/krɪndʒ/ (Cambridge)
1) to suddenly move away from someone or something because you are frightened
(因恐惧)畏缩,退缩
informal
2) to feel very embarrassed
感到难堪,觉得难为情
I cringed at the sight of my dad dancing. 看到爸爸跳舞我觉得很难为情。

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) weighed in on Joe Biden suggesting that African American voters who support Trump “ain’t black,” saying he “cringed” when he heard the comments, ABC News reports. Said Clyburn: “I cringed, no question about that.”

macho
adjective informal mainly disapproving /ˈmɑː.tʃoʊ/
behaving forcefully or showing no emotion in a way traditionally thought to be typical of a man
大男子气的
He's too macho to admit he was hurt when his girlfriend left him. 他太大男子气了,不肯承认女友离他而去让他受到了伤害。
I can't stand macho men. 我受不了大男子主义的人(Cambridge)

He also accused Trump of caving to “macho stuff,” the argument advanced by some opposed to wearing masks that doing so is a sign of weakness.

polarize
verb [ T ]
(UK usually polarise)/ˈpoʊ.lə.raɪz/
to cause something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups
使两极分化,使截然对立
The debate is becoming polarized and there seems to be no middle ground. 辩论变得两极化了,看起来没有中间立场。(Cambridge)

The polarized pandemic election. President Trump is going all-in on pushing for a rapid, robust return to normal life, creating a visual, visceral contrast with Joe Biden and other Democrats who are more reticent to rip the masks off. (Axios)

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