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아편계열 진통제와 다른 처방약품들 때문에 중독이나 범죄가 전에 없는 강력한 추세로 벌어지고 있고, 약중독자들은 단순히 약상자를 털으려고 환자나 노인들의 집을 노리거나, 구매의사가 있는 사람인 척하며 팔려고 내놓은 집을 노린다고 당국은 말한다.

Opiate painkillers and other prescription drugs, officials say, are driving addiction and crime like never before, with addicts singling out the homes of sick or elderly people and posing as potential buyers at open houses just to raid the medicine cabinets.
*drive: 주도의 느낌
*like never before: 요즘의 추세가 강력하게 벌어지다

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Opiate painkillers [oʊpiət] 1
single out

Opiate painkillers and other prescription drugs, officials say, are driving addiction and crime like never before, with addicts singling out the homes of sick or elderly people and posing as potential buyers at open houses just to raid the medicine cabinets.
[NOUN] An opiate is a drug that contains opium. Opiates are used to reduce pain or to help people to sleep.
아편계열 진통제
*to choose somebody/something from among a group for special comment or treatment

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왜 나만 갖고 그래!

Why single me out?

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vex [veks]1
potent [poʊtənt] 1

The crimes, and the severity of nation's drug abuse problem, have so vexed the authorities that they are calling on citizens to surrender old bottles of potent pills like Vicodin.
[VERB] If someone or something vexes you, they make you feel annoyed, puzzled, and frustrated.
[ADJ] Something that is potent is very effective and powerful. 약의 강도가 세다고 할 때 많이 쓰임.

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drop off
oversee [oʊvərsi:] 1 3

On saturday, the police will set up drop-off stations at a Wal-Mart in Pearland and more than 4000 other locations to oversee a prescription drug take-back program.
*to stop and let somebody get out of a car, etc.; to deliver something to a place, often when you are on the way to somewhere else
[VERB] If someone in authority oversees a job or an activity, they make sure that it is done properly.

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이거 주고 가려고 들렸어.

I came to drop this off here.

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(처방약 회수 프로그램은) 마약단속국에 의해 시행되는데, 전국 규모로 진행되는 것은 이번이 처음이다.

Coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, it will be the first such effort with national scope.
*coordinate의 주어가 it
*will be the first such effort 그러한 노력을 기울인 것은 이번이 처음이다.

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get your hands on
attorney general

We're seeing people desperately and aggressively trying to get their hands on these pills." said Janet T.Mills, the attorney general in Maine.
*to succeed in getting something 어떻게든 손에 넣으려고 하다.
*(주)검찰총장 cf)Attorney General(연방정부)법무장관

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at knifepoint [naɪfpɔɪnt]1
cf)at gunpoint

In Harpsweel, a masked man broke into the home of a 77-year-old woman in June, knocked her to the ground and snatched her Oxycontin pills at knifepoint.
*while being threatened, or threatening somebody, with a knife

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infiltrate [ɪnfɪltreɪt] 1

In other states, the authorities say, pill theives have infiltrated open houses.
[VERB] If people infiltrate a place or organization, or infiltrate into it, they enter it secretly in order to spy on it or influence it.

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5. 난 지난 세 달간 그 어느 때보다 열심히 공부하고 있다.

I've been working hard over the last three months like never before.

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6. 누가 어젯밤 집에 몰래 들어와 귀중품을 모두 훔쳐갔다.

Someone broke into my house last night and took all my valuables.

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7. 한국에선 불법적으로도 총기를 손에 넣는 것이 어렵다.

It's hard to get your hands on firearms even through illegal means in Korea.

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8. 자전거는 지하철 정류장에 세워놓는 곳에 두면 된다.

you can put your bicycle at the drop-off spot at the subway.