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    torched,cocktails,reeling after

    Would you help me with the meanings of the following phrases/words in red?

    1) At least 90 others were injured as troops fought with demonstrators who sent buses hurtling towards lines of advancing soldiers and torched a government ministry with Molotov cocktails.

    2) Still reeling after the supporters of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra forced the cancellation of a major Asian summit at the weekend.


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    Re: torched,cocktails,reeling after

    Torched = deliberately set on fire.

    Molotov cocktail = a homemade incendiary device made from a glass bottle filled with gasoline (petrol). A cloth is stuffed into the opening of the bottle as a "wick", the cloth is set on fire, and the entire bottle is then heaved at the target.

    Reeling = dizzy, stunned, in a mental state of chaos

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