Saturday, 29 April 2017

Fun with English

























Fun with English

Qualcomm warns of profit gap after Apple tightens screws on royalties.

1. Tighten (v.)
(=To become tighter)

Example
China may tighten capital controls as yuan outflow continues.

2. Screw(n.)
(=A type of fastener)

Example
What is the best way to loosen a stuck screw?

3. Royalty (or royalty payment) (n.)
(=A payment to an owner for the use of patents, franchises, etc.)

Example
Apple plans to stop paying royalties to Qualcomm.
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