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retain

US [rɪˈteɪn]
UK [rɪ'teɪn]
  • v.保留;保持;持有;继续拥有
  • Web保有;保存;维持
Simple Present:retains  Present Participle:retaining  Past Tense:retained  
Retain
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v.
1.
~ sth
保持;持有;保留;继续拥有to keep sth; to continue to have sth
to retain your independence
保持独立
He struggled to retain control of the situation.
他曾努力保持对局势的控制。
The house retains much of its original charm.
这所房子保留了许多原有的魅力。
She retained her tennis title for the third year.
她第三年保住了网球冠军的头衔。
2.
~ sth
保持;继续容纳to continue to hold or contain sth
a soil that retains moisture
保持水分的土壤
This information is no longer retained within the computer's main memory.
该数据已不再保留在计算机的主存储器中。
She has a good memory and finds it easy to retain facts.
她记忆力好,很容易记住事情。
3.
~ sb/sth
聘请(律师等)if a member of the publicretains sb such as a lawyer, he or she pays money regularly or in advance so the lawyer, etc. will do work for him or her
a retaining fee
给所委托律师的预付辩护费
to retain the services of a lawyer
聘定律师

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