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pyramid

pi ruh mid

  • n  a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • n  (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases
  • n  a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
  • v  enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
  • v  use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal
  • v  arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
  • v  increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base

  • Gloria Swanson sleeps with a miniature pyramid under her bed because, she says, it makes "every cell in my body tingle.
  • Hold the Ice A worker trudges past snow-covered pyramids of casks.
  • To protect them against enemies and intruders after death, Egypt's pharaohs were entombed with their treasures in cleverly concealed chambers deep with in their monumental pyramids.
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  • Michael Griffin in Forbes
    I think we will see, as we have seen with China's introductory manned space flights so far, we will see again that nations look up to nations that appear to be at the top of the technical pyramid and they want to do deals with those nations,...
  • Candace Parker in Forbes
    This is a huge honor,Parker said. "I'm a student of the game, I know who John Wooden is and what he's done for basketball. I have the pyramid of success on my wall."

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