TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. rub => rubble: 磨碎了的石块儿。
2. rubbish <=====> rubble.
3. rob literally "break" => “plunder, destroy, steal” ===> rubbish <=====> rubble “bits of broken stone”.
4. rip, abrupt, rupture => rup-, rump-, rupt- "break" => rob literally "break" => “plunder, destroy, steal” <=== 就是“破门而入”的那种盗窃、抢劫。
5. ru- (谐音“路”) + pebble => rubble: 铺路用的石-----碎石。
- rubble:  Old French robe (a relative of English rob) originally meant ‘loot, odds and ends stolen’ (its later sense ‘stolen clothes’ led on to English robe). From it was derived Anglo- Norman *robel ‘bits of broken stone’, which passed into English as rubble. The plural of *robel would have been *robeus, and this may have been the starting point for Anglo-Norman rubbous, which became English rubbish .
=> rob, rubbish
- rubble (n.)
- "rough, irregular stones broken from larger masses," late 14c., robeyl, from Anglo-French *robel "bits of broken stone," probably related to rubbish [OED], but also possibly from Old French robe (see rob).
- 1. Rescue workers are digging through the rubble in search of other victims.
- 2. The fourteenth century cathedral was reduced to a mass of rubble.
- 3. Thousands of bodies are still buried under the rubble.
- 4. All the buildings in the town have been reduced to rubble.
- 5. Brick rubble is useful as the base for paths and patios.
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