Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.

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1. Break something by forcing it inward or piercing it roughly; 2. Avert or delay something bad or dangerous.

Eastman Kodak (EK.N) is preparing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing in case it is unable to sell its digital patents to raise capital… Kodak needed to sell the patents or borrow more money to** stave** off bankruptcy, the company told directors.

Liana B. Baker, Reuters