TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. hack => hatchet.
- hatchet (n.)
- c. 1300 (mid-12c. in surnames), "small axe with a short handle," designed to be used by one hand, from Old French hachete "small combat-axe, hatchet," diminutive of hache "axe, battle-axe, pickaxe," possibly from Frankish *happja or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *hapjo- (cognates: Old High German happa "sickle, scythe"), from PIE root *kop- "to beat, strike" (cognates: Greek kopis "knife;" Lithuanian kaplys "hatchet," kapoti "cut small;" Old Church Slavonic skopiti "castrate").
Hatchet-face in reference to one with sharp and prominent features is from 1650s. In Middle English, hatch itself was used in a sense "battle-axe." In 14c., hang up (one's) hatchet meant "stop what one is doing." Phrase bury the hatchet (1794) is from a supposed Native American peacemaking custom. Hatchet-man was originally California slang for "hired Chinese assassin" (1880), later extended figuratively to journalists who attacked the reputation of a public figure (1944).
- 1. The press did a very effective hatchet job on her last movie.
- 2. Will the time never come when we may honourably bury the hatchet?
- 难道我们永远不可能有个体面地休战的时候 吗 ?
- 3. She went for him with a hatchet.
- 4. They reckoned he was a hatchet man, out to shred the workforce and crush the union.
- 5. We had been enemies a long time, but after the flood we buried the hatchet.
- 我们已成为仇敌好长时间, 但经过那场洪灾后我们又和好了.
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