Friday, December 23, 2011

MV: Dolphin Tale - 2011

A lonely and friendless boy finds and untangles a hurt dolphin that is caught in a crab trap. He becomes very attached to the dolphin when the tail must be taken off to save the dolphin's life. The boy believes the dolphin would be able to swim normally if it was given a prosthetic tail.

...is now on the verge of smashing those records.
  • “on the verge” = be close or similar to (something):
  • to smash = to completely defeat something
You know, just dropping in to say my final goodbyes.
  • to drop in = to make a short visit somewhere
Catch my time?
  • to catch = [slang] to see, watch, or listen to something
I'm just kidding.
  • “just kidding” = to say something that is not true, especially as a joke
Oh, for crying out loud.
  • “for crying out loud” = “I am annoyed or surprised by this”
Careful, now. Keep it sternal.
  • sternal = rear part or section.
Her eyes are clenched.
  • clenched = closed tightly together
Move. Scram.
  • to scram = to leave a place quickly and immediately
We're picky about what the dolphins eat.
  • picky = someone who is picky only likes specific things and is not easily pleased
There's a lot of dead tissue.
  • tissue = the substance that animal and plant cells are made of
Take the sentences, diagram them.
  • to diagram = to draw a plan showing the relationship between parts of something
It's just a massive infection.
  • massive = very large in amount or degree
Increase the topical antibiotics?
  • topical = used on a part of the body
Hey, Mom. I thought I'd go early today, get a jump on my studies.
  • to get a jump on [something/someone] = to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself
Early bird gets the worm.
  • “early bird gets the worm” = [proverb] Whoever arrives first has the best chance of success; some opportunities are only available to the first competitors.
Nothing goes down with crappy news...
  • crappy = very bad
I'm home-schooled. That's why I'm such a chatterbox.
  • to homeschool = to educate your children completely at home instead of in a school
  • chatterbox = someone who talks a lot
Just keep an eye on the kids, will you?
  • to keep an eye on = to take care of someone or something
But we're swimming in debt here.
  • “swimming in debt” = to owe an extreme amount of money (too much)
What is that stench?
  • stench = a very bad smell, especially of decay
I have to scoot.
  • to scoot = to leave or go somewhere very quickly
He is so engaged, and it's not with a Game Boy.
  • “so engaged” = very involved in doing something, usually with a lot of concentration
See this bulge right here? It's hard to see.
  • bulge = a shape that curves outward on the surface of something, often made by something under it or inside it
Shrink is down the hall. I don't do heads, I do bodies.
  • “shrink” = a psychiatrist (a doctor who treats people with mental illnesses)
But how would you keep the doggone thing on her when there's nothing there?
  • doggone = used when you are annoyed or surprised
It's preposterous anyway, trying to put a tail on a fish.
  • preposterous = extremely unreasonable or silly
But their skin is hypersensitive. She might not tolerate anything against it at all.
  • hypersensitive = extremely sensitive to certain substances
You were talking about the abrasion part of it. Will you let me finish or what?
  • abrasion = an injured area of skin on your body, caused by your skin rubbing hard against something
You just slide it right over the stump and we'll put the prosthetic right over that.
  • stump = the remaining part of someone’s arm, leg, or finger after the rest is cut off
  • prosthetic = used for replacing a missing body part
This is something I cooked up from parts from an old Buick.
  • to cook up = to invent a story, excuse, plan or something
Gloria, I really feel like we've exhausted all of our options here.
  • exhausted = empty or finished, because a supply of something has all been used
We have to start thinking about putting Winter down.
  • to put [something] down = to kill an animal because it is very old, ill, or dangerous
I know it sounds crazy. I need you to stall him.
  • to stall [someone] = to make someone wait or stay somewhere in order to gain more time
But the plucky animal did, although her tail did not.
  • plucky = brave and determined, especially when success is unlikely
I guarantee she'll steal your heart, just like she did mine.
  • “steal [someone's] heart = to cause someone to love you
All right. Cross your fingers and toes if you got them.
  • “cross your fingers” = superstitious way of receiving good luck
What a mob.
  • Mob = a large crowd of people that is dangerous or difficult to control
Can't a man catch his breath for a minute......before you start bombarding him with questions?
  • “catch your breath” = to slow someone down because the conversation are moving too fast
  • to bombard = to ask someone so many questions, give them so much information, etc. that it is difficult for them to deal with it all
I think she's getting the hang of it.
  • to get the hang of = to succeed in learning how to do something after practicing it
So why don't you stick around.
  • to stick around = to remain in a place for longer than you originally intended, especially in order to wait for something to happen

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