JOURNALISTS URGE UN TO UPHOLD PRESS FREEDOM
UK /maʊnt/ US /maʊnt/
mount verb (INCREASE) [I]
to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger:
The children's excitement is mounting as Christmas gets nearer.
condemn verb [T]
UK /kənˈdem/ US /kənˈdem/
to criticize something or someone strongly, usually for moral reasons:
The terrorist action has been condemned as an act of barbarism and
The film was condemned for its sexism.
curb verb [T]
UK /kɜːb/ US /kɝːb/
to control or limit something that is not wanted:
The government should act to curb tax evasion.
UK /dɪˈten.ʃən/ US /dɪˈten.ʃən/
[U] the act of officially detaining someone:
Concern has been expressed about the death in detention of a number of
arrest verb [T]
UK /əˈrest/ US /əˈrest/
arrest verb [T] (CATCH)
If the police arrest someone, they take them away to ask them about
a crime that they might have committed:
He was arrested when customs officers found drugs in his bag.
The police arrested her for drinking and driving.
suppression noun [U]
US UK /-ˈpreʃ.ən/
the act of preventing something from being seen or expressed or from operating:
the suppression of free speech
the illegal suppression of evidence
Whither the Retail Business (4)
staffer noun [C] mainly US
UK /ˈstɑːf.ər/ US /ˈstæf.ɚ/
an employee, often of a political organization:
White House staffers briefed reporters before the president arrived.
associate noun [C]
UK /əˈsəʊ.ʃi.ət/ US /əˈsoʊ.ʃi.ət/
associate noun [C] (FRIEND)
someone who is closely connected to another person as a companion,
friend, or business partner:
A close associate of the author denied reports that she had cancer.
a business associate
all-out adjective [before noun]
UK /ˌɔːlˈaʊt/ US /ˌɑːlˈaʊt/
complete and with as much effort as possible:
We made an all-out effort to get the project finished on time.
To crimp something means to restrict or reduce it.
The dollar's recent strength is crimping overseas sales and profits.
UK /ˈluː.mɪŋ/ US /ˈluː.mɪŋ/
(of something unwanted or unpleasant) about to happen soon and
causing worry: the looming crisis
+source verb [T often passive]
UK /sɔːs/ US /sɔːrs/
to get something from a particular place:
Where possible the produce used in our restaurant is sourced locally.
pop-up store noun [C]
a store that opens suddenly and usually exists for a short amount of time:
A temporary pop-up store often appears when retailers take advantage of
empty retail space.
There's a miracle, and it does happen.