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    reignite/ rump up

    Dear teachers,

    Would you help to me to interpret in plain English the meaning of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Ireland bailout reignites fears about the future of the euro.

    A radio discussion in which Barack Obama lamented failures to bring about ‘redistributive change’ as one of the ‘tragedies’ of history has reignited fears he will introduce socialist-style policies.

    reignite = ignite anew, as of something burning

    Fears about Europe’s debt crisis ramped up again Thursday, after Ireland’s central bank unveiled a $46 billion bank bailout and Moody’s downgraded Spain’s credit rating.[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/ADMINI%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]

    ramp up = bolster or strengthen

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V
    Last edited by vil; 25-Nov-2010 at 18:40.

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    Re: reignite/ rump up

    - but ramp.

    b

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