2011년 10월 10일 월요일

Dic: humble as a verb

  • The world champion was humbled last night in three rounds.
  • Honda won fame in the 1980s as the little car company that humbled the industry giants...    ◁V n  
OALD 2. [usually passive] humble somebody to easily defeat an opponent, especially a strong or powerful one.
COBUILD 6. verb If you humble someone who is more important or powerful than you, you defeat them easily.  
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  • He was humbled by her generosity.
  • a humbling experience.
  • Ted's words humbled me...  ◁V n  
  • I came away very humbled and recognizing that I, for one, am not well-informed.
  • Giving up an addiction is a humbling experience.  
OALD 1. humble somebody to make somebody feel that they are not as good or important as they thought they were.
COBUILD 7. verb If something or someone humbles you, they make you realize that you are not as important or good as you thought you were.  

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CF.OALD 3. humble yourself to show that you are not too proud to ask for something, admit that you have been wrong, etc.
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