A rookie police officer was out for his first ride with an experienced partner. A call came in telling them to disperse some people who were loitering.
The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, "Let"s get off the corner people."
A few glances, but no one moved, so he barked again, "Let"s get off that corner... NOW!"
Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled stares in his direction.
Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, "Well, how did I do?"
"Pretty good," chuckled the vet, "especially since this is a bus stop."
—v. - suddenly move or spring back in fear, horror, or disgust.
- shrink mentally in this way.
- rebound after an impact.
- (foll. By on, upon) have an adverse reactive effect on (the originator).
- (of a gun) be driven backwards by its discharge. —n. Act or sensation of recoiling. [french reculer from latin culus buttocks]
v. (-ies, -ied) copy again.
—n. - a piece of evidence or information constituting an (esp. Official) account of something that has occurred, been said, etc. B document etc. Preserving this.
- state of being set down or preserved in writing etc.
- (in full gramophone record) disc carrying recorded sound in grooves on each surface, for reproduction by a record-player.
- official report of the proceedings and judgement in a court of justice.
- a facts known about a person's past. B list of a person's previous criminal convictions.
- (often attrib.) Best performance (esp. In sport) or most remarkable event of its kind on record.
- object serving as a memorial; portrait. —v. - set down in writing or some other permanent form for later reference.
- convert (sound, a broadcast, etc.) Into permanent form for later reproduction. for the record as an official statement etc. Go on record state one's opinion openly, so that it is recorded. Have a record have a recorded criminal conviction or convictions. Off the record unofficially, confidentially. On record officially recorded; publicly known. [latin cor cordis heart]
v. - recover or regain (a loss).
- compensate or reimburse for a loss. recoupment n. [french recouper cut back]
adj. Of or by means of the rectum.
n. - (in the church of england) incumbent of a parish where all tithes formerly passed to the incumbent (cf. *vicar).
- rc ch. Priest in charge of a church or religious institution.
- head of some universities and colleges. rectorship n. [latin rego rect- rule]
n. (pl. -s) final section of the large intestine, terminating at the anus. [latin, = straight]
n. Member of the military police.
v. - make or become red.
v. - recover by expenditure of effort or by a stipulated payment.
- make a single payment to cancel (a regular charge or obligation).
- convert (tokens or bonds etc.) Into goods or cash.
- deliver from sin and damnation.
- make up for; be a compensating factor in (has one redeeming feature).
- (foll. By from) save from (a defect).
- refl. Save (oneself) from blame.
- purchase the freedom of (a person).
- save (a person's life) by ransom. 10 save or rescue or reclaim. 11 fulfil (a promise). redeemable adj. [latin emo buy]