galvanize


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galvanize (one) into action

To induce or cause one to start doing something. We'd been trying to ignore the leak in our roof, but that torrential downpour finally galvanized us into action. Oh yeah, I returned those books today—the threat of a hefty library fine is what ultimately galvanized me into action.
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galvanize someone into action

Fig. to stimulate someone into some activity. The explosion galvanized Martha into action. We were galvanized into action by the storm.
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Galvanize, a leader in industry-focused education, today announced it has partnered with Silicon Valley Bank to launch the SVB Scholars Fund, funded with $50,000 in scholarships made available for Latino students interested in beginning careers in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Almost Rs 5 million are needed to galvanize the tube wells through power supply but Finance Wing refused to grant funds.
Almost Rs 5 million is needed to galvanize the tube wells through power supply but Finance Wing refused to grant funds.
It is a high-strength product, and the only way to galvanize it properly and maintain that strength is to electrogalvanize," says Halpin.
If wire starts to galvanize even before it is used, this could present another problem, Jim Jagou of Harris Waste Management Group Inc.
Worksop Galvanizing, in Nottinghamshire, which is part of the Willenhall-based Wedge Group, has won a deal to galvanize more than 1,000 tonnes of structural steel for Nottingham-based steel-frame buildings specialist company Caunton Engineering.