Armed police are scrambled after panicked farmer reported a tiger on the loose (only for officers to discover it was actually a cuddly TOY in his cowshed)
・A farmer phoned 999 after he spotted what he thought was a tiger in a cowshed
・Officers rushed to his farm near Aberdeen and asked a local zoo if one escaped
・But police officers quickly discovered that the wild tiger was in fact a cuddly toy
To scramble (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to climb somewhere using your feet and hands “と、” to hurry or try very hard to get something, often competing with other people “というふうに記載されていますね。
She managed to scramble over the wall.
They stopped the car and quickly scrambled out.
Companies are scrambling to recruit skilled workers.
on the loose (Phrase)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” If a dangerous person or animal is on the loose, that person or animal is free to move around a place and harm people: ” というふうに記載されています。
Brewer escaped from prison last year and has been on the loose ever since.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” liking to cuddle, or making you want to cuddle: “というふうに記載されています。
a very cuddly child
a cuddly teddy bear
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a farm building where cows are kept “というふうに記載されています。
Armed police were called into action after receiving a distressed call from a terrified farmer who reported a tiger on the loose – only to discover it was a large cuddly toy.
Frightened farmer Bruce Grubb, 24, dialled 999 after spotting what he thought was a huge wild animal lying down in his cowshed on Saturday evening.
Police sent an armed response team and several vehicles to the farm in Hatton, near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and even contacted a local zoo to see if a tiger had escaped.
But they quickly found the creature was simply a stuffed animal and Mr Grubb is said to be ‘very embarrassed’ after the confusion.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” very unhappy, worried, or upset “というふうに記載されています。
She was deeply distressed by the news of his death.
stuffed animal (Phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a soft toy in the shape of an animal “というふうに記載されています。
Her bed is covered with stuffed animals.
Mr Grubb had only moved into his cottage on the farm and was celebrating with his friends after inviting them over for a housewarming on Saturday night.
He told The Scottish Sun: ‘I feel a bit silly for calling the police but I thought it was a real emergency. We’re laughing about it now but it was very scary at the time.’
The local police force later confirmed it was a ‘false call made with genuine good intent’.
Peterhead Inspector George Cordiner said: ‘We received a call from an extremely concerned member of the public late on Saturday evening with regards to a wild animal being loose in the grounds of a farm in the Hatton area.
‘Unusual as the call may have seemed, any call reporting a potential danger to the public has to be taken seriously and efforts were made to verify the sighting as soon as possible, including starting to make contact with the nearest wildlife park to make sure they did not have an escapee.
invite over (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to invite someone to your house, for example for a meal “ というふうに記載されていますね。
They had invited some friends over for a game of bridge.
Let’s invite some people over.
To sprint (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to run as fast as you can over a short distance, either in a race or because you are in a great hurry to get somewhere: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
We had to sprint to catch the bus.
Clark sprinted past Smith and caught the ball in the end zone.
He sprinted off to meet his girlfriend.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” an intention to do something illegal: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
The two men did not act with criminal intent.
He’s been charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.
in/with regard to (Phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” concerning a particular subject “というふうに記載されていますね。
a change in the laws with regard to food safety
With regard to the discussion about immigration, I’d like to hear Ms. Masolo’s opinion.
I am calling in regard to your recent inquiry.
To verify (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to check or to prove that something is true or correct ” というふうに記載されています。
There was no way to verify his claims.
His story has been verified by other witnesses.
Are you able to verify your account/allegation/report/theory?
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who has escaped from prison “というふうに記載されています。
‘As is standard practice when we are made aware of a potential threat to the public the use of firearms officers was considered as a contingency.
standard practice は、標準業務，標準作業方法です。
‘In this case, they attended the area in support of the local community officers but they were not deployed nor required.
‘Our ultimate aim is to protect the public and keep our officers safe when faced with uncertain situations. Until you know exactly what you are dealing with, every option has to be considered.
‘The incident was stood down within 45 minutes once officers attended and established there was no threat to the public.
‘We appreciate that it was a false call made with genuine good intent.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” knowing about a situation or a fact “というふうに記載されています。
I wasn’t even aware that he was ill.
Were you aware of the risks at the time?
People are becoming far more aware of environmental issues.
I‘m very much aware of the problem.
If you have any problems, you should make management aware of them.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” tsomething that might happen in the future, especially something bad “ というふうに記載されていますね。非常事態です。
We must prepare for all possible contingencies.
Have you made any contingency plans?
To deploy (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” if a government or army deploys soldiers or weapons, it uses them “ というふうに記載されていますね。
The UN is deploying observers.
Troops have been deployed in the area to counter a possible attack.
The decision has been made to deploy extra troops/more powerful weapons.
stand down (phrasal verb)
Free Dictionaryによると” To end a state of readiness or alert. “というふうに記載されていますね。
To establish (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to discover, prove, or decide that something is true ” というふうに記載されています。
The cause of death has not yet been established.
We have established that you were present that afternoon.
I was never able to establish whether she was telling the truth.
Before we take any action we must establish the facts/truth.
We have established (that) she was born in 1900.
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）