Wayne was returning home from a business trip... bags in hand ... and slowly making his way to his vehicle in the crowded airport garage.
Suddenly a large dark car screeched to a stop in front of Wayne, and the driver pointed menacingly at him. “Get in," the driver ordered. "I"ll take you to your car."
Startled, Wayne took a step backward. "Ah ... no thanks," he answered. "I can get there myself."
"No," the man barked back as he threw open his passenger side door. "Get In !"
Wayne’s eyes now darted around the garage, hoping to find a security guard.
Just then, the driver’s face softened. "Please," he said, "I’ve been driving up and down for two hours. I can’t find a space to park and I want yours.
n. - copious natural stream of water flowing to the sea or a lake etc.
- copious flow (rivers of blood). sell down the river colloq. Betray or let down. [latin ripa bank]
—n. Nail or bolt for joining metal plates etc., with the headless end beaten out when in place. —v. (-t-) 1 a join or fasten with rivets. B beat out or press down the end of (a nail or bolt). C fix, make immovable.
- a (foll. By on, upon) direct intently (one's eyes or attention etc.). B (esp. As riveting adj.) Engross (a person or the attention). [french river fasten]
n. (pl. Same or -es) small freshwater fish of the carp family. [french]
—v. - a cook (food, esp. Meat) or (of food) be cooked in an oven or by open heat (roast chestnuts). B heat (coffee beans) before grinding.
- refl. Expose (oneself etc.) To fire or heat.
- criticize severely, denounce. —attrib. Adj. Roasted (roast beef). —n. - a roast meat. B dish of this. C piece of meat for roasting.
- process of roasting. [french rost(ir) from germanic]
hood n. Person who steals from the rich to give to the poor.
- n. - (also robin redbreast) small brown red-breasted bird.
- us red-breasted thrush. [pet form of robert]
n. - machine resembling or functioning like a human.
- machine automatically completing a mechanical process.
- person who acts mechanically. robotic adj. Robotize v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing). [czech]
adj. (-ier, -iest) of, like, or full of rock or rocks. rockiness n.
- adj. (-ier, -iest) colloq. Unsteady, tottering, unstable. rockiness n.
n. (pl. -s) 1 exhibition of cowboys' skills in handling animals.
- round-up of cattle on a ranch for branding etc. [spanish]
int. - your message has been received and understood (used in radio communication etc.).
- slang i agree. [from the name, code for r]
n. - dishonest or unprincipled person.
- joc. Mischievous person, esp. A child.
- (usu. Attrib.) Wild fierce animal driven away or living apart from others (rogue elephant).
- (often attrib.) Inexplicably aberrant result or phenomenon; inferior or defective specimen. [origin unknown]