times, the verb

Heard on the radio: “and times that by [some number]”, where that┬árefers to a number. This is the plural N times (in expressions like 6 times 10) converted to a verb meaning ‘multiply’. About 50 years old, this conversion supplies a short, English-based substitute for the longer, Latin-derived verb. In so doing, it swallows up … Continue reading times, the verb