Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am rught with my interpretation of the following sentences?
1. This email is just a quick heads-up about something really useful and interesting.
I know the meaning of the word “heads-up” namely “a warning message” as in "he sent a heads-up to the District Attorney"
There are also another meanings of the term in question: “take care”,”to remove the lower branches from a tree or large shrub”as well as last but not least
“heads-up” (n) = “information or notification, especially in advance” as in “gave me the heads-up on the new security measures”
2. It seems to be filled with people who are either consumed with jealousy, or who want to be spoon fed.
jealous = “a jealous attitude or disposition” or “close vigilance”.
spoon-feed = to provide (another) with knowledge or information in an oversimplified way
3. Many a time I've decided to stop visiting that place because the negativity is, at times, dangerous and stultifying.
stultify = to cause to appear stupid, inconsistent, or ridiculous
to stultify a speaker / to stultify the audience
4. Mitch McConnell, leader of the Republicans in the chamber, said his colleagues would treat Ms Sotomayor fairly, but stressed that the Senate should not be a "rubber stamp"
rubber stamp = a person or body that gives perfunctory approval or endorsement of a policy without assessing its merit.
perfunctory = done routinely and with little interest or care
Thank you for your efforts.