clout

音标:

/klaʊt/

英英释义:

①If you clout someone, you hit them.【v/n.打;击】

②A person or institution that has clout has influence and power.【n.影响力;权势】

例句:

①The officer clouted her on the head.

警察打了她的头。

②If the photocopier stops working just give it a clout.

如果那部影印机停止运转的话就敲它一下。

③The two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.

两家公司在金融市场有非常大的影响力。

④The problem, for those who love freedom, is that the young lack political clout.

对于那些热切希望保持自由状态的人们来说,年轻人在政治上缺少发言权是一个难以解决的问题。

拓展:

这个单词最常见的意思是“影响力”,通常搭配是“financial/political clout”经济/政治影响力,经常会在外刊中出现,大家可以留意一下~


固定搭配:

on the off-chance

心存侥幸地;怀着渺茫希望地

英英释义:

If you do something on the off-chance, you do it because you hope that it will succeed, although you think that this is unlikely.

例句:

①He had taken a flight to Paris on the off-chance that he might be able to meet Francesca.

他搭飞机去了巴黎,心想着或许能遇到弗朗西丝卡。

②An American visitor who had turned up on the off-chance of catching a glimpse of the princess.

为有幸一睹王妃风采而前来的美国游客


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