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establish
used in Fast Food Nation

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1  —3 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • The team regularly plays against high schools from Colorado Springs, which have well-established hockey programs.
    p. 103.9
established = long-existing
  • Instead, I toured various laboratories and pilot kitchens, where the flavors of well-established brands are tested or adjusted, and where whole new flavors are created.
    p. 122.3
  • established = long-existing
  • The meatpacking industry's response to The Jungle established a pattern that would be repeated throughout the twentieth century, whenever health concerns were raised about the nation's beef.
    p. 205.5
established = created
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  • Cargill has established large-scale poultry operations in China and Thailand.
    p. 230.9
  • Anaheim had been settled in the late nineteenth century by German immigrants hoping to create a local wine industry and by a group of Polish expatriates trying to establish a back-to-the-land artistic community.
    p. 14.3
  • "Influencing elementary school students is very important to soft drink marketers," an article in the January 1999 issue of Beverage Industry explained, "because children are still establishing their tastes and habits."
    p. 54.0
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act established the first federal minimum wage.
    p. 73.8
  • Franchising proved to be a profitable means of establishing new companies in everything from the auto parts business (Meineke Discount Mufflers) to the weight control business (Jenny Craig International).
    p. 97.2
  • Feamster has established strong roots in Pueblo.
    p. 103.6
  • Through leadership positions in a variety of local and statewide groups, Hank was trying to bridge the gap between ranchers and environmentalists, to establish some common ground between longtime enemies.
    p. 134.0
  • Some try to establish roots and settle in meatpacking communities.
    p. 161.8
  • As part of the settlement, the company paid the women $900,000 and vowed to establish formal procedures for handling sexual harassment complaints.
    p. 176.4
  • Seven years before McDonald's opened its first restaurant in India, the company began to establish a supply network there, teaching Indian farmers how to grow iceburg lettuce with seeds specially developed for the nation's climate.
    p. 230.7
  • The relationship between a nation's fast food consumption and its rate of obesity has not been definitively established through any long-term, epidemiological study.
    p. 242.6

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