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brief

US [brif]
UK [briːf]
  • adj.短时间的;短暂的;简洁的;简单的
  • n.任务简介;指示;(向出庭律师提供的)诉讼摘要;委托辩护
  • v.给(某人)指示;向(某人)介绍情况;向(出庭律师)提供诉讼摘要
  • Web简短的;简报
Comparative Degree:briefer  Superlative:briefest  Plural Form:briefs  Present Participle:briefing  Past Tense:briefed  
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adj.
— see also
brevity
,
briefly
1.
短时间的;短暂的lasting only a short time; short
a brief visit/meeting/conversation
短时间的访问╱会议╱交谈
a brief pause/silence
暂时停顿╱沉默
Mozart's life was brief.
莫扎特的一生很短暂。
2.
简洁的;简单的using few words
a brief description/summary/account
简明扼要的描述╱总结╱叙述
Please be brief(= say what you want to say quickly) .
请简明扼要。
3.
过短的;暴露身体的short and not covering much of the body
a brief skirt
超短裙
IDM
In brief, the meeting was a disaster.
总之,那会议糟透了。
Now the rest of the news in brief.
现在简要报道其他新闻。
in brief
简言之;一言以蔽之in a few words, without details
In brief, the meeting was a disaster.
总之,那会议糟透了。
Now the rest of the news in brief.
现在简要报道其他新闻。
n.
— see also
briefs
1.
任务简介;指示the instructions that a person is given explaining what their job is and what their duties are
It wasn't part of his brief to speak to the press.
交付他的任务不包括向新闻界发言。
I was given the brief of reorganizing the department.
我被分派去改组这个部门。
to stick to your brief(= to only do what you are asked to do)
仅做分内的事
to prepare/produce a brief for sb
给某人准备╱制订指示
2.
(向出庭律师提供的)诉讼摘要;委托辩护a legal case that is given to a lawyer to argue in court; a piece of work for a barrister
3.
辩护状a written summary of the facts that support one side of a legal case, that will be presented to a court
4.
(informal)
事务律师;辩护律师a solicitor or a defence lawyer
I want to see my brief.
我想见我的律师。
IDM
I hold no brief for either side in this war.
这次战争的双方我都不支持。
hold no brief for sb/sth
不支持,不赞成(某人或某事);不为…辩护to not support or be in favour of sb/sth
I hold no brief for either side in this war.
这次战争的双方我都不支持。
v.
1.
给(某人)指示;向(某人)介绍情况to give sb information about sth so that they are prepared to deal with it
I expect to be kept fully briefed at all times.
我希望随时向我报告所有情况。
The officer briefed her on what to expect.
军官简要向她说了一下可能遇到的情况。
2.
~ sb (to do sth)
向(出庭律师)提供诉讼摘要to give a lawyer, especially a barrister , the main facts of a legal case so that it can be argued in court

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