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I know what "pronounce"(= to say it verbal) mean, but in this sentence is said in another meaning, can you help me:
"when the songs were not ordered by rank, but the number of times they had been downloaded was displayed, the effect of social influence was still there but was less pronounced".
It is about that people can be easily influenced in a supermarket what they choose to buy following the herd.
Both obviousand evident fit the context.
noticeable would be my choice.
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Hi, bevore the NEW YEAR is coming, some questions....not to leave the work in the next year:
1)what does "creaking airline industry in Amerika" mean
2) "a friendly approach was rejected" It is about the hostile takeover launched by US Airways to Delta. Does approach = a try mean?
3)to appeal to = to cater for
4) to emerge from bankruptcy = to come into existence, to come from
5)to go ahead = to proceed, to move forward
6)staggering = overhelming (about having lost for about $35billion)
7)"this year will end up in profit" = to be finally
8) "next year it expects significant operation profits as demand picks up andcost savings take effect, though restructuring costs will keep net results in the red.
significant = more, a lots of
picks up = to raise
to take effect = to be in effect
in the red = in minus
9) concession ?
10) airlines dodged = avoided the bankruptcy bullet?
11) confidence= trust , assurance
12)to rake in operation profit = to take a lots of profit?
14)for their part = on the part of their site?
It is all, thanks
1) again " a friendly approach was rejected"
2) "The boss decided to appeal to the bankrupt airline's creditors"
3)"As a result of these job cuts and concessions (= a licence) won from unions, labour productivity has risen by one-third.
4)"the fule prices soar but other low-cost carriers have not been doing so well. JetBlue has had a grim 18 months.
5) this sentence I don't understand:
"At one point four of America's six big airlines were in Chapter 11. US Airways emerged (getting better?)last year, thanks to a merger with America West, and United Airlines escaped in February after three years. Today only Delta and Northwest are still in Chapter 11."
What does it mean that an airline is in Chapter...