BEC中级词汇精选(24

bounce

 

v. 退回,拒付(支票因开票人账上存款不足遭银行退回、拒付)

v./n. (股市价格的)回弹,反弹

短语

a check that bounced 被退回的支票

get the bounce 被解雇

give the bounce解雇/开除/抛弃某人,与……断绝关系

bounce back 回升,复苏

You'd better ask him to pay cash, his cheques always bounce.

你最好请他付现金,他的支票总被银行拒付退回。

The Hong Kong market bounces as confidence grew.

公众的信心增强,香港股市反弹。

Car sales bounced back after a poor July.

7月份汽车销售疲软,现已复苏。

Tokyo was preparing for a sudden bounce today.

今天东京在为股市反弹做准备。

brainstorm

 

v./n. ①集思广益 ②头脑风暴(广泛讨论所有参与者的意见)

短语

a brainstorming meeting 自由讨论会

Please brainstorm a more permanent solution to a problem.

请群策群力设法找到一个长期有效的解决办法。

We're holding a brainstorming session on our new product next Tuesday.

下周二开集体自由讨论会,研究我们的新产品。

branch

 

n. 分支,分部

短语

domestic branch 国内分行

overseas branch 国外分支机构

branch forth (商店等)扩展

branch out (事业扩大规模)

manufacture's sales branches 制造厂商的分销机构

The bookshop has decided to branch out into selling software and electronic publications.

那家书店已经决定扩大经营范围,销售软件和电子出版物。

The company's head office is in the city, but it has branches all over the country.

公司的总部在这个城市,但它的分公司遍布全国各地。

break even

 

收支相抵,不亏不盈

短语

break even point 收支相抵点,盈亏平衡点

After six months of trading the company broke even.

在经营了六个月后,公司已收支相抵。

The film didn't make a fortune, but it broke even.

那部电影没有赚大钱,但是有微利。

We estimate it will take a year to reach break-even point.

我们估计一年后能够达到收支平衡。