Menagerie VS Zoo

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rainbow402

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Dear Teacher

1. What is the difference between" menagerie" and " zoo"? Can I replace " menagerie" with " zoo" here?

2. What is the meaning of " trampled the competition at box offices"? Does it mean "win successfully in box offices against its competitors"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "10,OOO BC," a widely ridiculed prehistoric action movie boasting a menagerie of exotic beasts, trampled the competition at box offices around the world.

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Horsa

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1. The difference is one of size. A menagerie is a very small zoo. In the sentence it would be wrong to use the word zoo. The collocation for this meaning is menagerie.

2. Yes you are right - it beat the opposition decisively.

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