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catastrophe

US [kəˈtæstrəfi]
UK [kə'tæstrəfi]
  • n.灾难;灾祸;横祸;不幸事件
  • Web大灾难;大祸;浩劫
Plural Form:catastrophes  
Catastrophe
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n.
1.
灾难;灾祸;横祸a sudden event that causes many people to suffer
Early warnings of rising water levels prevented another major catastrophe.
提前发出的洪水水位上涨警报防止了又一次的重大灾害。
2.
不幸事件;困难an event that causes one person or a group of people personal suffering, or that makes difficulties
The attempt to expand the business was a catastrophe for the firm.
扩展业务的尝试使这家公司陷入困境。
We've had a few catastrophes with the food for the party.
我们为聚会准备食物时遇到了一些困难。

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