rodent

n.啮齿动物

音标:/'rəʊd(ə)nt/

英英释义:

Rodents are small mammals which have sharp front teeth. Rats, mice, and squirrels are rodents.

例句:

Rodents carry diseases and are generally regarded as pests.

啮齿目动物传播疾病, 常被当作害虫对待。

②In the absence of predators, the island's rodent population irrupted.

没有了猎食它们的动物,岛上的啮齿动物数量迅速增长。

《经济学人》一篇关于城市和乡村老鼠的文章 Country bumpkins and city slickers 也出现了这个表达:

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old score

宿怨

例句:

①Dead Fae risen from the dead to settle old scores.

死去的异种被唤醒要去解决往事。

②For some of the girls there 's an old score to settle.

对于一些女孩有一个旧账解决。

Romain Gary的小说 Promise at dawn 也出现了这个表达:

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拓展:

这里补充一个类似的短语:settle an old score with 报复

【If you settle a score or settle an old score with someone, you take revenge on them for something they have done in the past.】

举个栗子:

The groups had historic scores to settle with each other.

这两个集团之间有几笔旧账要了结。


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