音标:/dɪ'stɔːt/

英英释义:

①If you distort a statement, fact, or idea, you report or represent it in an untrue way.【v.歪曲;扭曲;曲解】

②If something you can see or hear is distorted or distorts, its appearance or sound is changed so that it seems unclear.【v.(使)变形;(使)失真】

例句:

①The media distorts reality; categorises people as all good or all bad.

媒体会歪曲事实,将人说得不是完美无缺就是一无是处。

②His size was persistently distorted by the cartoonists.

漫画家们总是把他画得变形了。

③This caused the sound to distort.

这导致了声音的失真。


英英释义:

If you say that someone is keeping the lid on an activity or a piece of information, you mean that they are restricting the activity or are keeping the information secret.

例句:

①The soldiers' presence seemed to keep a lid on the violence.

士兵的存在似乎抑制住了暴力活动。

②Their finance ministry is still trying to put a lid on the long-simmering securities scandal.

他们的财政部仍在试图遮掩一触即发的证券丑闻。

China Daily一篇关于Esports的文章Gamers give a much-needed boost to hoteliers nationwide也出现了这个表达:
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除此之外,“keep a lid on”还有一个其他的意思,表示:(对开支的)控制,封顶 【If you say that you want to keep a lid on the cost of doing something, you mean that you want to prevent it costing you more than you feel is reasonable.】

举个栗子:

If our industry is to remain competitive it must mean keeping a lid on prices.

我们的行业要想保持竞争力,就必须对价格加以控制。

其实这个短语是很好记忆的。“lid”本身表示“盖子;眼睑”。把盖子紧紧盖住其实就可以延伸为“限制、隐藏”等~


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