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    creaking?

    Hi everybody, I have some questions on this sentence, to be sure that I have it understood corectly.
    " In the clearest indication yet that things are improving in America's creaking airline industry,US Airways launched an 8 billion dollars hostile takeover of Delta.

    1)What is the meaning of yet and creaking?
    2) to launch means to introduce?
    3) what does it mean approach= merger?
    Thanks

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    Re: creaking?

    Yet = up till now/to date

    creaking= means under strain or stress/struggling.

    Launched = got the project under way/ began the process.

    I don't understand your last question

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    Re: creaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    I don't understand your last question
    I just wanted to ask what does "approach" means. I thought maybe merger.
    thanks for the quick answer

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    Re: creaking?

    Sorry about the delay this time. Approach does not mean merger. Approach has several meanings, depending on the context. You can look it up on an online dictionary. Merger means a blending or coming together or joining, again probably easier to look it up. They are not he same.

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