Could you step over an ‘invisible box’? Internet goes wild for new viral trend where people appear to walk on air (but how do they do it?)
go wild (idiom)
Free Dictionaryによると” to get very excited. “というふうに記載されていますね。
At the end of the football game, the kick was good and the crowd went wild.
・Baffling videos have taken social media by storm, people seemingly walking in mid-air by stepping over an invisible box
・The premise involves stepping onto the ‘box’ with one foot and leaping over it with the other foot
・Some have performed it to perfection such as Anderson University football player Dontez Hines and Manvel High School cheerleader Ariel
・Others hilariously fail, tripping over their own feet or even falling to the ground
・The trick works by jumping with one foot while keeping your ‘stepping’ foot still
・So the person hops forward on one foot while keeping the other fixed in mid-air
baffling (adjective) / To baffle (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to put someone or something on a short list “というふうに記載されていますね。
a baffling mystery
I found what he was saying completely baffling.
She was completely baffled by his strange behaviour.
a rare skin condition that has baffled doctors for years
Detectives remain baffled by these murders.
take by storm (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to be very successful in a particular place or among a particular group of people “ と記載されていますね。
Her performance has taken the critics by storm.
The star took the critics by storm.
Jazz took London and Paris by storm in the 1920s.
The singing star took the audience in each town by storm.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an idea or theory on which a statement or action is based: “ と記載されていますね。
They had started with the premise that all men are created equal.
We started from the premise that the situation can get no worse.
We don’t accept the premise that cutting taxes will necessarily lead to increased economic productivity.
To involve (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to include something as a necessary part of an activity, event, or situation “ と記載されていますね。
The job involved working with a software development team.
The operation involves putting a small tube into your heart.
The operation involves inserting a small tube into the heart.
The course involves a great deal of hard work.
Most research and development projects involve some element of risk.
To leap (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to jump into the air or over a long distance “ と” to move somewhere suddenly and quickly “ と記載されていますね。
People were forced to leap to safety from the burning building.
She leapt into the air with joy.
The horse leapt the fence and galloped off down the track.
The dog leaped over the gate into the field.
He leaped out of his car and ran towards the house.
I leaped up to answer the phone.
to perfection (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” in a way that could not be better, or done as well as possible “というふうに記載されていますね。
The roast beef was cooked to perfection.
The fish was cooked to perfection.
In the last few minutes of the football game, they tried a trick play, and it worked to perfection.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” towards the direction that is in front of you: “ と記載されています。
She leaned forward to whisper something in my ear.
Come forward a bit and stand on the line.
I reached forward to touch her hand, but she moved it away.
Baffling videos have taken social media by storm, people seemingly walking in mid-air by stepping over an invisible box.
The premise involves stepping onto an ‘invisible box’ with one foot and leaping over it with the other foot.
Some have performed the trick to perfection such as Anderson University football player Dontez Hines and Manvel High School cheerleader Ariel.
Others hilariously fail, tripping over their own feet or even falling to the ground.
However, many Internet users have been left dazed and confused wondering how the trick actually works.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” unable to think clearly or understand what is happening because you are surprised, upset, tired, or have been hit on the head “ と記載されています。
You’re looking rather dazed – is something wrong?
a dazed expression
The driver in the accident appeared dazed but not badly hurt.
The invisible box trick seems to go back a while, with a few posts on Reddit asking how to pull it off.
In a video posted to YouTube, dancer Marcos Grados, from Guadalajara, Mexico, is seen completing the move during a performance.
In one of the first instances seen of this trick, back in August 2014, the video has been viewed almost 889,000 times.
The basis of the trick is all about jumping with one foot while keeping your ‘stepping’ foot still.
So the performer has to essentially hop forward on one foot while keeping the other fixed in mid-air.
Last month, Men’s Health fitness editor Ebenezer Samuel broke the move down one leg at a time.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a way of entertaining people by doing something that looks like magic “ という風に記載されています。
For my next trick, I will make the balls disappear.
He showed us some card tricks.
pull off (phrasal verb)
Cambrdige Dictionaryによると ” to succeed in doing something difficult or unexpected: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
Hanley pulled off a surprise victory in the semi-final.
They nearly managed to get the loan but just failed to pull it off.
The central bank has pulled off one of the biggest financial rescues of recent years.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an example of something happening “ と記載されています。
There have been several instances of violence at the school.
There were several instances of computer failure before we got the system to work properly.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a particular method or system used for doing or organizing something “ と ” the important ideas, facts, or actions from which something can develop “ と記載されていますね。
workers who are employed on a temporary basis
Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mostly people work on a part-time basis.
This document will form the basis for our discussion.
There is no basis for their statements.
break down (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryの７番目の意味によると” to explain something step by step “ と記載されていますね。ネイティはこの表現をめちゃくちゃ使います！
Let me break it down for you.
one step at a time (phrase)
MacmillanDictionaryによると” slowly and carefully, doing just a little at a time: “ という風に記載されています。step by stepと同じです。
Don’t worry, we’ll take things one step at a time.
He wanted to rush through the job, but I encouraged him to take it one step at a time.
The leg that is stepping on the box uses a great deal of hip flexor, glute and core stability.
hip flexorはお尻の屈筋、 gluteは殿筋です。
‘All [the] hip stabilizers on the right side are firing on overtime to hold that hip in position,‘ he said.
‘You’ll notice [the] body rotates toward the leg on the step as well; there’s a ton of oblique and ab stability maintaining that position.’
oblique muscleで斜筋です。ad stabilityのadはAbdominal（腹部の）という意味です。
But the moving leg that hops forward faces a greater challenge. ‘Very explosive hip flexor, abdominal and glute strength is what is driving the leg up and over the box,’ Samuel said.
This is not the first trend to go viral. Other challenges include the planking challenge where participants must lie face down in odd locations, the cinnamon challenge where participants eat a spoonful of ground cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking anything or the mannequin challenge where people remained frozen like mannequins while a song plays in the background.
To rotate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to turn around a fixed point, or to cause something to do this: “と ” to happen in turns, or to cause something to happen in a particular order: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
The Earth rotates 360 degrees every 24 hours.
Rotate the handle by 180° to open the door.
Every 30 days we rotate shifts.
We have been rotating the rescue teams on a 12-hour basis.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” very powerful “ と記載されています。
The asteroid crashed into the planet with explosive force.
To drive (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to force someone or something to go somewhere or do something: “ と記載されています。
We think you’ve been driving yourself too hard.
The coach really drives his team, but he gets good results.
Recent events have driven the stock market to lows not seen in ten years.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the activity of lying on your front in an unusual and sometimes dangerous place and being photographed “ と記載されていますね。plankとは板のことです。
The phenomenon of planking involves lying face down in a public place and posting photos on sites such as Facebook.
As a general rule do not go planking on anything you wouldn’t sit on.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an amount held in a particular spoon: “ と記載されていますね。
a spoonful of mustard
How many spoonfuls of sugar should I put in?
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” crushed, especially for use in cooking “ と記載されていますね。plankとは板のことです。
freshly ground black pepper
the smell of ground coffee
To remain (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to continue to be in a particular situation or condition “ と記載されていますね。
The dictator has remained in power for over 20 years.
The economy remains fragile.
The doctor ordered him to remain in bed for a few days.
She remained silent.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）